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Idea Challenge Events

Please join us at our 2016 events!

Please check back in November 2016 for updated information.

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.

2015-2016 Event Dates

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

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February 5, 5 p.m. 2015 Idea Challenge application closes Register online
February 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop 1: Identifying Problems MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
February 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
February 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop 3: Developing Business Models MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
February 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop 4: Delivering Your Rocket Pitch MakerSpace, FA 102, North Campus
February 29, 5p.m. Idea Plan and PPT Presentation Deck Due Submit Idea Plan hereand 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