DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge


2014 Events:

Thank you for all who attended our 2014 events. Please check back soon for our 2015 event dates.

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

Be sure to attend the workshop events as well. Attending these workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. In addition, they will assist in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 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, Room 260

Feb. 3, 6 - 8 p.m. Workshop 1: Identifying Problems and Value Propositions Kitson 309, North Campus

Feb. 9, 5 p.m.

DifferenceMaker Application Due



Feb. 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities  Kitson 309, North Campus

Feb. 17, 6 - 8 p.m.    

Workshop 3: Developing Business Models


Kitson 309, North Campus

Feb. 21, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Workshop 4: Overview of DifferenceMaker Workshops and Model-Problem, Opportunity, Solution and Business Model Kitson 309, North Campus
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 Kitson 209, 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