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Date & TimeEventLocation / Link
December 1, 2021$50K Idea Challenge Application OpensApply for the Idea Challenge Online
January 25, 2022
5:30 - 7 p.m.
2022 $50K Idea Challenge
Kick-off and Idea Hack
Saab Center, Perry Atrium, North Campus
Registration For the Kick-off Event
February 11
5 p.m.
$50K Idea Challenge Application
Closes
Apply for the Idea Challenge Online
February 17
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Workshop 1:
Identifying Problems
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
Registration For Workshop 1
February 22
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Workshop 2:
Assessing Opportunities and Value Proposition
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
Registration For Workshop 2
February 24
5:30 - 7 p.m.
Workshop 3:
Developing Business Models
Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
Registration For Workshop 3
March 3
5 p.m.
Idea Plan Due
Please log into the Manage your TeamMaker page and click on the "Start Idea Plan" link for your project.
March 14Semi-Finalists AnnouncedVia Email and Social Media
March 17Workshop 4: Delivering your Rocket PitchLydon Library, Room 110, North Campus
Registration for Workshop 4
March 21 - 25Rocket Pitch CoachingTo schedule a meeting, please email: DifferenceMaker@uml.edu
March 28
5 p.m.
Revised Idea Plan Due
Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation Due
Poster Due
Idea Plan Due: Submit Idea Plan Online
Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation and Poster Due. Email to: DifferenceMaker@uml.edu
April 6
12:30 - 6 p.m. (for students)
5 - 6 p.m.
(open to the public)
Preliminary Pitch-OffO'Leary Library, Mezzanine, 2nd Floor
Registration for the Preliminary Pitch-off
April 13
5 - 8:30 p.m.
$50K Idea ChallengeUniversity Crossing, Moloney Hall, Room 260
Registration For the $50K Idea Challenge