2018 Registration Options

Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary

Initial registration by March 2, 2018

The Global Challenge Virtual Preliminary is open to any full-time university student team from a non-U.S. institution and whose institution has not formerly competed in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge, which occurs annually in August, in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.  (View a list of existing Global Partner institutions who have participated in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge through the years to ensure your university is eligible to compete in this virtual competition.) Institutions who have never participated in the Global E Challenge can submit an "intent to support" online registration by 11:59pm EDT of March 2, 2018 by committing that at least one student team from their university will participate in the Virtual Preliminary. The winning team of the preliminary will win a spot in the August finals at the Global Entrepreneur Challenge, August 16-25.


Global Entrepreneur Challenge
Global university partner registration by April 6, 2018
The Global Entrepreneur Challenge is intended for universities from all over the world who have been approved to participate in our  celebration of entrepreneurship, August 16-25, by nominating a student team to compete as a finalist in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge. Finalist teams will enjoy a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., for sightseeing trips and tours in our nation's capital, before shifting to Blacksburg, Virginia, by bus for the remainder of the event and to present their business ideas and compete for the $30,000 grand prize. Institutions will also send a faculty or staff member to accompany the team and participate in the University Track and annual roundtable, in conjunction with the Global Entrepreneur Challenge. University partner registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Roanoke-Blacksburg regional participation is encouraged in the following ways:
·   Advertise

·   Attend the Global Entrepreneur Challenge, August 23

·   Serve as a host family to a visiting global student (contact to learn more)