This past spring, the Waynesburg University eHIVE (Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors) hosted their annual “See It, Solve It” Competition where students are tasked to produce a 90-second pitch which outlines a solution to a problem related to the local community.
The winners were:
- First Place - Jake Hall, junior business management major
- Second Place - Harrison Scott, senior chemistry (biochemistry) major
- Third Place - Liliane Portman, junior art major
The students received $100, $75 and $50 in cash prizes, respectively.
Hall and Scott focused on solutions to sell Waynesburg University apparel and merchandise to students, families and community members at home athletic events - something that is not widely available currently, while Portman addressed a solution to food insecurity in Greene County.
Entries were judged by a panel of Waynesburg University faculty staff, including Melinda Walls, W. Robert Stover chair for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Cassy Dorsch, program coordinator for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program; Kyle DiGiandomenico, admissions counselor; Chris Schwartzmiller, executive secretary to the president; Ryan Smith, assistant director of Student Activities; and Matthew Stultz, corporate relations and communication specialist.
Currently, the eHIVE is sponsoring a special summer offering of the “See It, Solve It” Competition focused on solutions to pandemic problems. Participants are being encouraged to identify problems in their community associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
Entries are to be submitted electronically via YouTube by midnight Friday, June 26. Each pitch, which is not to exceed 90 seconds, must outline the problem, a viable solution and the resources necessary to get started on the work.
Prizes totaling $450 will be distributed among the top three place winners.
For more information, contact Cassy Dorsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer "See It, Solve It" Competition
Do you have a solution to a pandemic problem? If so, this is the competition for you. Act fast, the deadline is June 26!