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eHIVE to host Innovation Challenge

Challenge begins Sept. 26; judging to occur Oct. 3

Matthew Stultz Sep 20, 2019

Waynesburg University’s Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors (eHIVE) will host the “Something from Nothing” Innovation Challenge Thursday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium.

The goal of the challenge is to transform an ordinary item into something of value. Interested students will form teams of not more than four people. Faculty and staff members are welcome to participate, but teams must be mainly students. New this year, high school students have been invited to participate.

The challenge will kick off Thursday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the eHIVE (Stover 203) when teams will register and receive the revealed item. One week will be given to complete the challenge.

All innovations will be on display for voting Thursday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded at 12:45 p.m. in three categories: high school, artistic/social impact and economic impact.

First, second and third place cash prizes will be awarded in all three categories, with each top-place team receiving $100 per team member and $100 for the affiliated organization.

Non-high school teams should register at

The “Something from Nothing” challenge is being supported by the EQT Foundation.

For more information about the challenge, contact Cassy Dorsch, program coordinator, at or 724-852-3204.