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  • JAN
    30
    Difference Maker Kickoff Idea Hack
    5:30 PM

    Are you interested in learning more about DifferenceMaker? Do you have an idea you want to pursue? Do you want to work with and meet your peers?

    Join us at our 2019 DifferenceMaker Kickoff Event and Idea Hack on January 29! This event will take place from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Saab Center, Perry Atrium.

    You will learn more about DifferenceMaker and the $50K Idea Challenge; meet the Chancellor; meet faculty and staff that can help you further your idea and make it into a reality; build a team with other students; share your ideas; meet real-life DifferenceMaker student teams and meet new people through an interactive ideation activity; and eat, mingle and have fun.

    Please RSVP with your name and major to DifferenceMaker@uml.edu.

    We hope to see you there!

  • FEB
    19
    2019 Idea Challenge Workshop Series
    5:30 PM

    Join us at the 2019 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Workshop Series! These workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. They will also assist you in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 2019 $50,000 Idea Challenge. Guest speakers will be present at each workshop. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there!

    February 19: Workshop 1, Identifying Problems

    February 21: Workshop 2, Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions

    February 25: Workshop 3, Developing Business Models

    February 27: Workshop 4, Delivering your Rocket Pitch

    Location for all workshops: Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus

    Time for all workshops: 5:30 - 7:30p.m., please feel free to stop by, even if you come late or have to leave early.

    We look forward to seeing you! We look forward to seeing you!

  • FEB
    21
    2019 Idea Challenge Workshop Series
    5:30 PM

    Join us at the 2019 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Workshop Series! These workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. They will also assist you in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 2019 $50,000 Idea Challenge. Guest speakers will be present at each workshop. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there!

    February 19: Workshop 1, Identifying Problems

    February 21: Workshop 2, Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions

    February 25: Workshop 3, Developing Business Models

    February 27: Workshop 4, Delivering your Rocket Pitch

    Location for all workshops: Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus

    Time for all workshops: 5:30 - 7:30p.m., please feel free to stop by, even if you come late or have to leave early.

    We look forward to seeing you! We look forward to seeing you!

  • FEB
    25
    2019 Idea Challenge Workshop Series
    5:30 PM

    Join us at the 2019 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Workshop Series! These workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. They will also assist you in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 2019 $50,000 Idea Challenge. Guest speakers will be present at each workshop. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there!

    February 19: Workshop 1, Identifying Problems

    February 21: Workshop 2, Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions

    February 25: Workshop 3, Developing Business Models

    February 27: Workshop 4, Delivering your Rocket Pitch

    Location for all workshops: Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus

    Time for all workshops: 5:30 - 7:30p.m., please feel free to stop by, even if you come late or have to leave early.

    We look forward to seeing you! We look forward to seeing you!

  • FEB
    27
    2019 Idea Challenge Workshop Series
    5:30 PM

    Join us at the 2019 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Workshop Series! These workshops will give you a better understanding of your project/idea problem, opportunity, solution and resources. They will also assist you in building your team and increase your chances of winning the 2019 $50,000 Idea Challenge. Guest speakers will be present at each workshop. Dinner will be served. We hope to see you there!

    February 19: Workshop 1, Identifying Problems

    February 21: Workshop 2, Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions

    February 25: Workshop 3, Developing Business Models

    February 27: Workshop 4, Delivering your Rocket Pitch

    Location for all workshops: Lydon Library, Room 110, North Campus

    Time for all workshops: 5:30 - 7:30p.m., please feel free to stop by, even if you come late or have to leave early.

    We look forward to seeing you! We look forward to seeing you!

  • MAR
    27
    M2D2 VIP Reception
    3:30 PM

    M2D2 VIP Reception is for sponsors of the annual challenge and finalists.

  • MAR
    27
    M2D2 Annual Med Device/ Biotech Competition
    5:00 PM

    M2D2 Annual Med Device/Biotech Competition; finalists pitch off to a panel of judges and to a public audience.

  • APR
    10
    DifferenceMaker Preliminary Pitch-off Meeting
    12:30 PM

    30 semi-finalist DifferenceMaker teams will pitch-off for a spot in the final $50,000 Idea Challenge! Please come support these teams, network with your peers and successful alumni, and be present for the exciting announcement of the 10 finalist teams that will move onto the final $50,000 Idea Challenge! The event is taking place on April 10th, from 5-6 p.m. on in the O’Leary Library Mezzanine. Food and drinks will be served during the reception.

  • APR
    24
    DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge
    5:00 PM

    lease Join Us At The DifferenceMaker $50K Idea Challenge Final Pitch Competition

    Come cheer on our UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker student teams at the 2019 Annual $50,000 Idea Challenge Finals. This event will take place on Wednesday, April 24 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Moloney Hall, Room 260, University Crossing.

    The field has been narrowed down from many competitive applications to just 10 DifferenceMaker teams who will pitch their ventures to a panel of alumni judges.

    The evening will begin with poster presentations by the finalist teams, as well as student teams who participated in the Preliminary Pitch-off. The finalist teams will then present a series of 5-minute rocket pitches to the panel of alumni judges. Lastly, the judges will deliberate and give away the $50,000 in prize money and services to the 10 teams. 

    Poster Reception and Fan Favorite Voting 5 to 6 p.m.

    Pitch Competition & Awards 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

    Please come see these entrepreneurial UMass student teams compete and share their solutions to problems that matter. This event is for students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members and entrepreneurs.

    We'd like to give a big thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Foley and Lardner, LLP.

    If you have any questions regarding this event, please email us at DifferenceMaker@uml.edu.