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Resources

Do you have an idea? Are you interested in pursuing that idea and learning more about how DifferenceMaker can help you? View and utilize the DifferenceMaker workshop resources below.

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2017 Resources

IDEA CHALLENGE MATERIALS

  • 2017 Idea Plan: Please log into the Manage your TeamMaker page and click on the "Start Idea Plan" link for your project. Please complete and submit your Idea Plan by 5 p.m. on March 6, 2017.
  • Poster Template: use this template to make your project poster
  • Teams Poster Examples from Past Idea Challenges:
  • Rocket Pitch Template (pdf). This will help you develop your 5 minute rocket pitch
  • 2017 Toolkit Questionnaire Worksheet (email DifferenceMaker@uml.edu for template). This packet will walk you through each step of developing your idea and Idea Plan

2017 KICKOFF IDEA HACK EVENT

2017 WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Were you unable to attend a workshop? Do you need assistance through the Idea Challenge process? Please see our 2017 workshop materials for help in preparing your Idea Plan and Rocket Pitch for the 2017 $50K Idea Challenge. 

Identifying Problems: Workshop 1

  • Presentation (pdf)
  • Video
  • 2017 Toolkit Questionnaire Worksheet (email DifferenceMaker@uml.edu for template). This will walk you through each step of developing your idea
  • 2017 Idea Plan: Please log into the Manage your TeamMaker page and click on the "Start Idea Plan" link for your project. Please complete and submit your Idea Plan by 5 p.m. on March 6, 2017.

Assessing Opportunities and Value Proposition: Workshop 2

Developing Business Models: Workshop 3

Delivering your Rocket Pitch: Workshop 4

Previous Year's Resources

Resources from previous years are also available.

Other Resources

UNIVERSITY INNOVATION

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OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

View the links below to learn more about problems, opportunities, solutions and resources which are discussed in greater detail at the workshop events.

SOLVING PROBLEMS

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES

 STUDENTS' SOLUTIONS

IDENTIFYING RESOURCES

OTHER