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eHIVE hosts third annual “Something From Nothing” challenge

Entries are due Sept. 24

Rachel Pellegrino Sep 22, 2020

The eHIVE, Waynesburg University’s Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors, is hosting its third annual “Something from Nothing” Innovation challenge.

The competition that challenges students to transform ordinary items into something of value is available now through Thursday, Sept. 24. It is open to both Waynesburg University and Greene County high school students.

“It is a great opportunity to introduce new students to the eHIVE and engage again with returning students. While the basic concept is the same - to create value out of ordinary objects - the materials requirement makes it a totally new challenge every year,” said Melinda Walls, the W. Robert Stover Chair of Entrepreneurial Leadership and director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

This year’s challenge is to create a repurposed or up-cycled innovation using a maximum of five different materials.

Students have until Thursday, Sept. 24, at 11:59 p.m. to submit their three-minute virtual submission that explains what their group’s innovation is and does, how the innovation was made, the purpose of the innovation and if the innovation has been successful.

Finalists will be announced Oct. 1, and the fan favorite voting will open. Students, faculty, staff and community members will have until Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 11:59 p.m. to vote for their favorite innovations.

Winners will be announced Thursday, Oct. 8, and the top teams in each category will be awarded monetary prizes.

For more information, contact the eHIVE at

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