Rackspace Tech Showcase – VT KnowledgeWorks

The Tech Showcase on Handshake 2.0, kindly sponsored by Rackspace, has featured entrepreneurs and the companies they have founded.  This edition of the Tech Showcase reveals a power fueling local entrepreneurship and company formation.  In fact, three of the companies featured in the Tech Showcase – Attaain, 88owls, and TORC – are member companies.

When first conceived, VT KnowedgeWorks may have fallen under the category of "business incubator," but it has evolved into a business acceleration center that not only incubates technology companies, but takes entrepreneurs through all stages of a company’s development, from start-up, to growth, to expansion.  And that's not just for member companies.  A highly valued outreach program of VT KnowledgeWorks, available to any corporate president within driving distance, is Presidents’ Council, a monthly meeting fostering continued development of corporate leadership within a context of confidentiality and synergy.

The power fueling VT KnowledgeWorks is Jim Flowers, its wise and lively director.  Accolades received for VT KnowledgeWorks under his leadership include listing among the Top Ten Incubators in the United States and an international award, Most Promising New Incubator.  He shares readily what he has learned through his blog, So you want to launch a business…, Twitter updates, and his book, Moxie and Other Fundamental Entrepreneurial Concepts.

Jim Flowers humors the videographer – Anne Clelland, founder of Handshake Media, Incorporated, also a VT KnowledgeWorks member company – by recounting one of her favorite Jim Flowers stories of valuing…well…when knowledge works.


VT KnowledgeWorks and Jim Flowers are clients of Handshake Media, Incorporated.


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