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March 2019

Venture Builders Workshop: Co-founders & Team Formation

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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So you want to start a company but just need someone to help you build it or sell it or both? Finding others that have a shared vision and talent can be a challenge for any entrepreneur. Fortunately at VT you are surrounded by talented people. Now if you could just get them to dedicate a little bit of time to helping you out. In this hands-on, minds-on workshop you will learn about the important role team dynamics (and team…

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KickStart VT LivePitch Team Application Deadline @ 11:59PM

March 31

Deadline to submit Team application for the April KickStart LivePitch is no later than 11:59pm!   Monthly KickStart VT events are seed fund competitions for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your idea, hear what other students are working on and compete for early-stage funding. It’s easy. To pitch your idea for funding, simply complete two steps: Apply online (you’ll be done in 5 minutes and can do it on your phone). A sub-set of entries will be selected by…

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April 2019

Venture Builders Workshop: Pricing / Revenue Models

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Classroom Building 120, 1455 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061 United States
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Location: NCB 120

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KickStart VT LivePitch Finals

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Students holding their kickstarter checks

Need feedback on an idea? Looking for mentoring from seasoned entrepreneurs? How about seed money to get your new venture off the ground or to hit your next milestone? KickStart VT LivePitch events, hosted by the Apex Center, are for aspiring student entrepreneurs. Come get feedback on your venture, hear what other students are working on, and compete for early-stage funding. Pizza and Drinks provided from 7:00-7:30pm

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Venture Scholars Application Deadline

April 14

Venture Scholars at Virginia Tech receive resources to match their passion. Our Scholars are funded to travel to external competitions and/or placed in world-class programs to rapidly move their new ventures forward and tap into the rich community of Hokie-entrepreneurs worldwide.   Apply here by Sunday, April 14th at 11:59pm.

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Hours with Experts w/ James Ramey

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Hall RM 3002, 880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Student intern Josh Baylor working at Mindsense in Blacksburg with CEO and alum Alex Obenauer.

Please sign up for hours with experts w/ James Ramey here: https://doodle.com/poll/4nct2crkdhbgqcs5 See more on our experts HERE!

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Hours with Experts w/ Fourd Kemper

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pamplin Hall RM 3002, 880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060 United States
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Student intern Josh Baylor working at Mindsense in Blacksburg with CEO and alum Alex Obenauer.

Please sign up for hours with experts w/ Fourd Kemper here: https://doodle.com/poll/ikmat8ivugk7cxyh See more on our experts HERE!

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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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