VT KnowledgeWorks has announced an alliance that will help economic growth in Virginia communities. Selected communities will receive an entrepreneurship event, curriculum package, consultation and promotional resources through the VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Alliance. Danville is the first community to join the alliance. For more information about the alliance and VT KnowledgeWorks, contact executive director Jim Flowers at 443-9100, ext. 1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a press release from VT KnowledgeWorks
(Blacksburg, VA) – The new VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Alliance will assist communities throughout the Commonwealth with the encouragement and empowerment of local initiatives that foster economic growth through innovation. Under this new program, VT KnowledgeWorks will provide an entrepreneurship event and curriculum package, ongoing consultation, and promotional resources to selected community economic development organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The program includes assistance with organizational development and leadership recruiting for the local organization, and an ongoing colleague/mentor relationship with the local top manager. The product and service bundle to be available at each location includes the full range of services offered at VT KnowledgeWorks in Blacksburg, and will continue to evolve and expand as the offering changes at the Blacksburg home location. The top leadership from all alliance locations will serve as a steering committee to select and prioritize expanded and updated program components.
The first Virginia community to join this new alliance is Danville. With the help of a $10 million grant from the Danville Regional Foundation, and its alliance with VT KnowledgeWorks, the Southside Business Technology Center is transforming itself into a full spectrum entrepreneurship center called The Launch Place. Details on this exciting initiative can be found at http://www.virginiabusiness.com/index.php/news/article/grant-to-help-region-attract-entrepreneurs.
For more information contact Jim Flowers, Executive Director of VT KnowledgeWorks at 540-443-9100, extension 1 or at email@example.com.
VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), New River Valley IP Law, and The Branch Group.