Please join us at our 2016 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. 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 2016 $35K Idea Challenge!

Pizza and soda will be served at all events.

Date & Time Event Location
Dec. 1, 2015 2016 Idea Challenge Application Opens Register here
Jan. 28, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
2016 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Kick Off and Idea Hackathon
University Crossing, Moloney Hall, Room 260

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Feb. 5, 5 p.m. 2015 Idea Challenge application closes Register here
Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Workshop 1: Identifying Problems
MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions   MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
Feb. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.    
Workshop 3: Developing Business Models
MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
Feb. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Workshop 4: Delivering Your Rocket Pitch
MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
February 29, 5 p.m. Idea Plan and PPT Presentation Deck Due Submit Idea Plan here and email PPT deck to
March 8
Semi Finalists Announced Online
March 8-11, 21-23 Individual Team Rocket Pitch Coaching Sign up for a time slot by emailing
March 23, 5 p.m.
Revised Idea Plan, PPT Presentation, and Poster due Submit to
April 1, 3-6:30 p.m.
Preliminary Pitch-Off University Crossing, Moloney Hall, Rm. 260
April 13, 5-8:30 p.m.

2016 Fourth Annual $35K Idea Challenge
University Crossing, Moloney Hall, Rm. 260