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Idea Challenge Application

The 2019 application is now closed. Please check back in December 2019.

Also, please join us on April 24 from 5 - 8:30 p.m. in University Crossings, Moloney Hall, to support the finalist teams as they pitch-off to win $50,000 in funding.

Thank you for your interest in applying to the $50K Idea Challenge.

Instructions for Applying

To apply for the 2019 $50K Idea Challenge, please follow the instructions below.

  1. If you don't have a team yet:
    • Create your team by using the TeamMaker Platform.
    • Select the TeamMaker option
    • Complete the form and click the save button
    • Go to the manage tab and click on the apply link under the DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge column
  2. If you have already completed TeamMaker:
    • Go to TeamMaker Platform -> Manage -> Log in with your Student Credentials
    • Click on the Apply link directly under Idea Challenge


You can preview a PDF version of the application but please remember to apply online.

Team Assistance

Do you have a team? Are you seeking specific members with certain skills? Or are you a seeker looking to join a team? Use the TeamMaker Platform!
  • Follow the Build/Join a Team link to enter your interests and contact information.
  • Follow the Current Projects or Current Seekers links to join an existing project team or find team members.


If you have any questions please email: or stop by DifferenceMaker Central on North Campus located in Suite 012 of the Lydon Library right next to Starbucks!