Watch the finalist team presentations of the Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Challenge via live stream on Thursday, August 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. EST, as elite student teams from all over the world will pitch their business ideas and compete for the $45,000 in cash prizes at

The Virginia Tech Global Entrepreneur Partnership offers elite student teams and university representatives from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.  Based on a cooperative association of regions and institutions building permanent social and academic relationships with each other, honoring their mutual best interests, members gather annually during an event hosted by Outreach and International Affairs, Virginia TechVT KnowledgeWorks, its sponsors, and the citizens and businesses of Roanoke and Blacksburg, Virginia. Elite student teams will present their business concepts for a grand prize as they compete in the Global Entrepreneur Challenge.  Faculty and staff delegates charged with building institutional bridges to other universities around the globe gather together for an Annual Global Roundtable for university-to-university networking opportunities, brainstorming sessions, and best practices information exchange.