DifferenceMaker Central

Students

If you have an idea, enjoy thinking creatively and innovatively, want to solve a problem, start a new business or make a difference DifferenceMakers is for YOU! All students are welcomed to make a difference at UMass Lowell, make a difference in the community and make a difference in society.

Through the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, along with affiliated faculty and other campus programs, the University has a range of activities that help students make a difference in the world. 

  • Entrepreneurial Speaker Series - Do you have an idea you want to pursue, but question the process? Come listen to professionals as they discuss various topics including IP, funding, and more!
  • DifferenceMaker $35k Idea Challenge – See a problem? Want to solve it? Put together a UMass Lowell student team, present an innovative solution and compete for $35,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Freshman Make A Difference  – In collaboration with UMass Lowell Orientation, Student Activities and Leadership and Residence Life Offices, this a year-long effort aimed to engage freshmen in solving local and regional problems through entrepreneurial action.
  • DifferenceMaker Enterprise Co-op Students – The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will recruit and sponsor DifferenceMaker Co-op students who will assist in the implementation of DifferenceMaker activities and programs.
  • Campus Catalyst Competition – EforAll supports student teams with innovative ideas. An initial grant of $500 plus support and growth opportunities are provided to the most promising projects. Learn more.
See the full list of events and activities you can get involved with.