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April 2018

KICKSTART VT: Submission Deadline

April 15, 2018

Monthly KICKSTART VT events, hosted by the Apex Center, are student-run workshops for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your venture, hear what other students are working on and compete for early-stage funding.  It’s easy!

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Karen Jackson (Entrepreneur-In-Residence)

Welcome Karen Jackson: President of Apogee Strategic Partners, former Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of VA; Entrepreneur-In-Residence

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Kickstart VT: LivePitch Finals

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 270, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States

Hear from students sharing innovative ideas for their chance to win seed money funding.

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May 2018

eLLC Conference Roundtable

May 21, 2018 - May 23, 2018
University of Utah, 1701 Student Life Way
Salt Lake City, 84112 United States
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The team at the Apex Center is thrilled to participate in the 2018 Roundtable and Conference for Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Communities (eLLC).  Join us in Utah from May 21-23rd to network, share best practices and move the experiential learning model forward.

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August 2018

Fall Kickoff Event

August 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Start your semester off with a bang at the Fall VT Entrepreneurship Kickoff event!  Come out to meet Caroline Pugh, our Fall #Entrepreneurship Kickoff headline speaker. Caroline is a former Hokie, female founder of VirtualU startup, and currently works as Chief of Staff for @CareJourney. She will speak on "Starting Up, Standing Out, and the Path to Finding Your Passion".  Join us Wednesday, August 29th at the Moss Arts Center to be inspired! Doors open at 6pm.  Kickoff is designed to…

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February 2019

Team Registration Deadline: Entrepreneur Challenge

February 8 @ 11:59 pm

Working on a new venture? Enter now for a shot at $40,000 in cash awards and prizes! 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 $40,000 in cash awards and prizes! The Entrepreneur Challenge event…

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March 2019

Entrepreneur Challenge Finals

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Davidson Hall, Room 281, 1040 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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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.   Meet the 2019 finalist teams Teams from across the university compete for a chance to win a portion of the $40,000 in cash awards and prizes with actionable business ideas and business models. The competition is open to all students from all majors and focuses on giving students a chance…

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August 2019

Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge

August 29 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Holtzman Alumni Center, The Inn at Virginia Tech, 901 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Global Challenge

Join us for the 2019 Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge, celebrating the energy and ingenuity of university students and their important contributions to the future of our global economy. Elite student teams from around the world will showcase their entrepreneurial ideas and compete for a Global Challenge award and $25,000 grand prize.  Free admission for Virginia Tech faculty and students. Global Entrepreneur Challenge Agenda: Thursday, August 29, 2019, Alumni Assembly Hall, The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center…

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September 2019

Venture Builders Workshop: Ideation

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Want to start something but don't yet have an "idea"? Interested in meeting other students working on new products and services?  In this hands-on, minds-on workshop we'll help you get started by introducing a few entrepreneurial habits and exercises to generate ideas or improve concepts already in-motion.   Join us for a fun and informal workshop led by faculty from the Apex Center, who bring real-world experience in entrepreneurship to the classroom. Follow the Apex Center for updates @ApexCenterVT

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Venture Builders Workshop: Market Feasibility

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you’re working on an idea...  Or perhaps you’re obsessed with a problem...  To figure out if you should go ahead with your business idea, you need to answer a few questions: What problem does this solve?  Who will use this?  Who might pay you? Essentially “who cares?” In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn how to generate assumptions of your "early-adopter" target market and how to test these assumptions.  Come get the answer to the question "who cares!"…

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