Game Changers

Game Changer Week

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Important dates and deadlines:

  • May 17: Call for event submissions open
  • June 14: Call for volunteers
  • July 26: Call for event submissions closes
  • August 2: Final schedule released
  • August 9: Volunteer training (in person and virtual)
  • August 23-27: Game Changer Week!!

Contact: Nicole Luth, Global Partnership Coordinator, or 540-961-3600

Events are back with the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center’s Game Changer Week. We are inviting the community and regional stakeholders to submit tracks and/or events to take place during this week.

Game Changer Week will bring together industry disruptors virtually and in person, to include tracks with corresponding events, a variety of webinars, happy hours, start up mentoring, special guests, open houses, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council’s Tech Nite, and more. It is our goal to create a region that celebrates a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem and connect our community with the resources to grow and thrive.

Special VIP virtual appearance by: Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief Entrepreneur magazine
Coming summer 2022: Jason's book → Build For Tomorrow, Not For Yesterday – #buildfortomorrow

Jason Feifer

Digital tool kit for cross promotion

  • Hotel accommodations at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
    Game Changer Week 2021 book online or call 877-200-3360
  • Where to eat, drink, network and play in the New River Valley {download PDF}


About VTCRC: Born out of a need to translate Virginia Tech research to commercial potential, the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center was established in Blacksburg in 1985. Since then, it has been home to over 750 premier organizations with a common goal to disrupt industries. Today, with operations across Virginia, the research park continues to be a destination for growth and a space with purpose.