DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge


2015 Events:

Please join us at our 2015 events!

These events will help you learn more about the DifferenceMaker Program, moving your project forward and building your team. Additionally, you will get to meet helpful faculty and staff.

If possible, try to attend the workshops. If not, we have a recap of our workshop series on Saturday, Feb 21st from 9am-12:30pm. Attending these workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. They will also assist in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 2015 $35K Idea Challenge!

Pizza and soda will be served at all events.

Date & Time Event Location
Jan. 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 2015 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Kick Off and Idea Hackathon

University Crossing, Moloney Hall, Room 260

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Feb. 3, 6 - 8 p.m. Workshop 1: Identifying Problems and Value Propositions University Crossing, Room 158

Feb. 9, 5 p.m.

DifferenceMaker Application Due



Feb. 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities  University Crossing, Room 158

Feb. 17, 6 - 8 p.m.    

Workshop 3: Developing Business Models


University Crossing, Room 158

Feb. 21, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop 4: Overview of DifferenceMaker Workshops and Model-Problem, Opportunity, Solution and Business Model University Crossing, Room 158
March 2, 5 p.m. Idea Plan ad Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation Deck Due Submit Idea Plan to online link (TBA) and submit PPT deck to differencemaker@uml.edu
March 9, 5 p.m.
Semi Finalists Announced
March 10 Workshop 5: Rocket Pitch Presentations Alumni Hall, North Campus

March 11-25

Advisory Sessions with DifferenceMaker staff, faculty fellows and mentors Sign up via Doodle Poll Email
March 27, 5 p.m.
Revised Idea Plan and Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation Due Submit to differencemaker@uml.edu