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Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge

The Virginia Tech Entrepreneur Challenge is a campus-wide, student startup competition that brings together successful alumni-entrepreneurs, industry partners, and students to showcase the best new ventures at Virginia Tech.

Come together — Be inspired.

Join us as interdisciplinary teams from across campus compete for the best business model and a chance to win up to $60,000 in scholarship funding!

The final event features a showcase of the final teams along with a high-powered lineup of keynotes and panels sharing their expertise and experience in the world of entrepreneurship.

Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018
Location:  The Lyric Theatre (Blacksburg, VA)

Event Schedule — Friday, March 23, 2018

10:00  – 10:20 AM  Emcee Opening Remarks

  • Nathan Latka — “The VT Advantage: From Barringer Hall to $10.5m CEO”

10:20 – 10:45 AM  Keynote — “ – Our Path to 100X”

10:45 – 11:15 AM  Panel #1 – “It’s crazy enough it just might work!”

11:15 AM– 12:10 PM Finalist Pitches

12:10 – 1:30 PM  Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 PM  Panel #2 – “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face”

2:00 – 4:05 PM   Finalist Pitches

4:05 – 4:30 PM  Keynote Speaker – “Using Business as a Force for Good”

4:30 – 5:00 PM  Panel #3 – “What’s Next?”

5:15 – 6:00 PM  Awards Ceremony

Event Details

Register to Attend

2018 Winners (Coming soon)


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3002 Pamplin Hall



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Finals and awards ceremony will be hosted at:

The Lyric Theatre logoThe Lyric Theatre
135 College Ave
Blacksburg, VA 24060

VIP and Top 10 teams lunch will be hosted at:

Top of the Stairs logoTop of the Stairs (TOTS)
217 College Ave
Blacksburg, VA 24060

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