Events

Center Events

  • FEB
    16
    Workshop 1: Identifying Problems
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2016 $35K Idea Challenge. This first workshop (Identifying Problems) will help you identify problems you want to solve. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team, and you will have the chance to brainstorm your ideas.

    Location: Makerspace, Falmouth 102, North Campus

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

    Guest Speaker: Nancy Saucier, Director, New Venture Development

  • FEB
    16
    Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2016 $35K Idea Challenge. This second workshop (Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions) will help you find the opportunities associated with the problems you want to solve. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team. Food will be served.

    Location: Makerspace, Falmouth 102, North Campus

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

    Guest Speaker: Tom ODonnell, Director, Innovation Hub 

  • FEB
    23
    Workshop 3: Developing Business Models
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2016 $35K Idea Challenge. This third workshop (Developing Business Models) will teach you how to use the business model canvas to further your idea. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team. Food will be served.

    Location: Makerspace, Falmouth 102, North Campus

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

    Guest Speaker: Tom ODonnell, Director, Innovation Hub

  • FEB
    25
    Workshop 4: Delivering your Rocket Pitch
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2016 $35K Idea Challenge. The last workshop (Delivering your Rocket Pitch) will teach you how to develop and pitch your 5 minute presentation to judges. Food will be served.

    Location: Makerspace, Falmouth 102, North Campus

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

    Guest Speaker: Steven Tello, Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 

  • APR
    01
    2016 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Preliminary Pitch-off
    3:00 PM

    The 2016 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Preliminary Pitch-off. 

  • APR
    13
    2016 4th Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge
    5:00 PM

    Come cheer on our UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker student teams at the 2016 Idea Challenge Finals, on Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Moloney Hall, University Crossing.

    DifferenceMaker teams finalist teams will pitch their ventures to a panel of alumni judges who will then award $35,000 in prize money to the teams.

    The evening will begin with poster presentations by the finalist teams, as well as student teams who participated in the Preliminary Pitch-Off. The finalist teams will then present a series of 5 minute rocket pitches to a panel of alumni judges for a chance to share in $35,000 in prizes and services.

    Poster Reception 5 to 6 p.m.
    Pitch Competition & Awards 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

    Come see these entrepreneurial UMass student teams compete and share their solutions to problems that matter. This event is for students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members and entrepreneurs.

    If you have any questions regarding this event please email us at DifferenceMaker@uml.edu.