MADISON – Encouraging entrepreneurship among young people is the focus of the 100-Hour Wiscontrepreneur Challenge, hosted by UW-Madison on April 17. Teams of students will be given a $10 voucher, redeemable for any object found at UW’s SWAP (Surplus With A Purpose) Shop. The students will then have 100 hours to create something of entrepreneurial value.
“This competition tests a person’s ability to create something unique out of a very low budget in a short amount of time,” said Secretary Jack L. Fischer, AIA. “It’s an exciting opportunity for these young people who have really shown a dedication and desire to succeed in the business world to display their talents.”
The contest begins at 6 p.m. on April 17 and runs until 10 p.m. on April 21. This competition is open to all currently enrolled UW-Madison students, as well as students enrolled in any other 2-year or 4-year institution in Wisconsin. Entries will be judged and awarded cash prizes ranging from $100 to $300.
For more information about the 100-Hour Wiscontrepreneur Challenge, visit http://www.wiscontrepreneurship.org/challenge/.