DifferenceMaker® is a campus-wide program that engages UMass Lowell students in creative problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Raised By Teams
Companies Formed By Teams
Teams Patents Filed or Issued
Ten entrepreneurial student teams pitched their creative ideas to a panel of alumni judges to win a portion of $50,000 in funding!
View the 10 finalist teams and awards.
Interested in working at DifferenceMaker? The Rist Fellow will work closely with student entrepreneurs and help contribute to the institutional innovation and entrepreneurial efforts and goals of DifferenceMaker and UMass Lowell.
Learn more and apply for the position
Do you have an idea?
Do you see a problem you want to solve?
Do you want to make a difference in your community, or in the world?
Do you want to join a team and work with other students?
Sound like you?
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