100-Hour Challenge

2016 Results

Congratulations to the winning entries for the 2016 100-Hour Challenge, including our first-ever tie!

Thanks so much to all the students who participated in the 2016 100-Hour Challenge—your ideas are inspiring as well as amazing.

Thursday, November 10 - Monday, November 14, 2016

This is a contest that challenges your inventiveness, resourcefulness and creativity! Create and pitch a valuable, innovative or socially beneficial product or service using materials from UW SWAP (Surplus with a Purpose). Think like an entrepreneur and keep in mind the three elements of entrepreneurship: having an idea, taking action and creating value. To succeed in this Challenge, test assumptions, seize opportunities and be creative. To participate:

  1. Attend the SWAP Item Pick Up at Sellery Hall to select pieces to be repurposed into your creation.
  2. Work alone or with a team to build and document your working prototype...have fun and be creative!
  3. Submit and pitch your creation by posting a video or photo series to a public website (here are some video submissions from last year).

The contest is administered by the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community at UW-Madison and is open to all currently enrolled UW-Madison students. 

If you still have questions after consulting the contest rules and technical requirements, please contact the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community Program Coordinator, Sari Judge at Sari.Judge@housing.wisc.edu or call (608) 332-3941.