Virginia Tech's Business Technology Center testimonials

“We have had at least three projects with BTC over a 10-year period. Each project has identified strategies that have allowed for continued growth [more than 350 percent revenue growth]. The latest project developed the strategy to help us position to become a dominant player in the mobile urology services business in the Mid-Atlantic/South Atlantic States in the next five years. The guidance, relationships, and student involvement of BTC has been extremely valuable to our business and a great deal, especially in these uncertain economic times.”

- Marvin (Skip) Schuelke, CEO, Schuelke & Associates Laser Services

“The business plan prepared for Grayson Natural Foods by BTC has been instrumental in the formation and initial success of our company. Mr. Daugherty listened, understood, and captured our vision, both in terms of our company mission and financial goals. The detailed document prepared by him also assisted us in acquiring commercial financing.”

- Gary Mitchell, general manager, Grayson Natural Foods

“The BTC report covered a lot of the research required to help develop viable proposals to potential investors and funding sources.”

- Darrell Davis, entrepreneur

“Working with someone on a project that is going to produce results and have an impact on the world is very exciting. In classes, you are given a ‘real-world’ problem that someone has previously solved and asked to replicate the results. It is not nearly as motivating to do this as it is to be the first one to accomplish something that will be used to benefit a company or individual.”

- Anita Hernandez (2006 Mechanical Engineering graduate)


“Each of the projects has allowed me to understand a new industry and to apply the business and marketing concepts learned in class. I recommend this great experience with the BTC to any student.”

- Karim Damak (2006 MBA graduate)