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2015 Registration

Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary: any full-time university student team from a non-U.S. institution and who is not already from an existing VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partner institution can submit a one-page summary of the business concept by midnight EDT of April 1, 2015. Participants of the preliminary event are competing for a chance to win a spot in the August finals for the Global Partnership Week, August 16-22.
Global Partnership Week Registration: universities who have been approved to participate in our week-long celebration of entrepreneurship, August 16-22, by nominating a student team to compete as a finalist in the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Registration: VT KnowledgeWorks encourages businesses and citizens of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region to participate in the Global Partnership Week in the following ways:
·   Advertiser Registration
·   Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge, August 20
·   Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception, August 21

Virtual Business Concept Review: students who are not participating in the Global Partnership Week or Virtual Preliminary but would still like to receive feedback from one of our VT KnowledgeWorks mentors, can submit the skeleton of their startup idea online.  Once it has been reviewed by our mentors, they will offer their first impressions and suggest ways to reduce your risk via GoToMeeting. Register then Submit.  No charge.