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, February 21 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 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. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities 


University Crossing, Room 158

Feb. 17, midnight
DifferenceMaker Application Due 

Feb. 17, 6 - 8 p.m.    

Workshop 3: Developing Business Models

University Crossing, Room 158

Feb. 21, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - This Event has Been Cancelled

Workshop 4: Overview of DifferenceMaker Workshops and Model-Problem, Opportunity, Solution and Business Model - This Event has Been Cancelled

University Crossing, Room 158 -
This Event has Been Cancelled

March 2, 5 p.m. Idea Plan ad Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation Deck Due Submit Idea Plan here and email 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
April 3, 3-6:30 p.m.
Open to public 5 - 6 p.m.
Preliminary Pitch-Off Saab ETIC
April 15, 6-8:30 p.m. Third Annual $35K Idea Challenge Moloney Hall, University Crossing