VT KnowledgeWorks will host its annual Global Challenge Semifinals on April 8 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center in Blacksburg. 

Virginia Tech student teams will compete for the chance to win one of three scholarship prizes:

  • Plastics One Advanced Manufacturing Award: $10,000
  • VT KnowledgeWorks Information Technology Award for the most outstanding intangible product or service: $10,000
  • People’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business: $5,000

One of the two teams that receive the Advanced Manufacturing and the Information Technology awards will earn the grand prize and receive an additional $5,000 in scholarship assistance and the opportunity to compete on a world stage in the $25,000 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge in August.

The challenge encourages students to develop entrepreneurial ideas and enhance their understanding of the requirements for a successful business venture.

The Global Challenge Semifinals contestant registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. Attendee tickets are free and include access to the Global Challenge Semifinals, networking reception, and awards presentation. Register as a contestant or attendee online.

Businesses may obtain details about advertising at this event by emailing Christine Spalding or by calling 540-443-9100, ext. 3. Sponsors of the Global Challenge Semifinals include Plastics One Inc. and the Pamplin College of Business.

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