At VT KnowledgeWorks, a year-old business incubator in Blacksburg, the goal of some companies is not just to make a profit but to change the world. NBE Technologies, for example, is working on ways to enable LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to burn brighter, a development that could lead to the electronic devices replacing fluorescent tubes as the dominant source of lighting in offices and factories. â??We have several emerging companies which have the potential to create structural changes in major world markets,” says Jim Flowers, the director of VT KnowledgeWorks, which is helping 17 technology-related companies get off the ground.
Now that’s some pressure on all of us in the program!