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  • JAN
    05
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • JAN
    19
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • JAN
    24
    DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Kickoff and Idea Hack!
    5:30 PM

    Please join us for our spring 2017 DifferenceMaker Kickoff Event and Idea Hack! You will learn more about DifferenceMaker and the $50K Idea Challenge; meet faculty and staff that can help you further your idea and make it a reality; build a team with other students; share your ideas and meet new people through an interactive Hackathon activity; and eat, mingle and have fun.

    Please RSVP with your name, major, year in school, and problem/idea of interest to DifferenceMaker@uml.edu.

    We hope to see you there!

  • FEB
    02
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • FEB
    10
    DifferenceMaker Freshmen Seminar - Real-life DifferenceMaker Student Panel
    1:30 PM

    Come join Holly Butler, the Director of DifferenceMaker, and several real-life DifferenceMaker student teams, as they discuss the program, their projects, success thus far and future goals.

    This event is mandatory for all Freshmen DifferenceMaker Seminar Students.

    If you have any questions, please email Deborah_Finch@uml.edu.

  • FEB
    15
    Workshop 1: Identifying Problems
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2017 $50K Idea Challenge. This first workshop (Identifying Problems) will help you identify problems you want to solve. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team, and you will have the chance to brainstorm your ideas.

    Location: Lydon Library, North Campus, Room 110

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

  • FEB
    16
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • FEB
    22
    Workshop 2: Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2017 $50K Idea Challenge. This second workshop (Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions) will help you find the opportunities associated with the problems you want to solve. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team. Food will be served.

    Location: Lydon Library, Room 110

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

  • FEB
    23
    2016 Campus-wide DifferenceMaker Team - eNABLE Lowell Fundraiser Event
    5:30 PM

    Come join and support Campus-wide DifferenceMaker team eNABLE Lowell! eNABLE Lowell won $6,000 from the DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge and are looking to showcase their project and raise additional funding to help develop 3D prosthetic devices for children in need.

    Thus far, they have manufactured several hands including hands for specific children in need such as Lilly and Ethan, five hands for a project run by a partner chapter in Budapest that eventually made their way to Ghana, along with a 3D printer and dozens of other hands, and are currently working on more elaborate designs to help other children that have reached out to the team. This team inspired a group in Ireland to create a chapter of their own. eNABLE Lowell is inspirational and is already making a difference across the world.  

    Please come support eNABLE Lowell!

    We hope to see you!

  • FEB
    27
    Workshop 3: Developing Business Models
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2017 $50K Idea Challenge. This third workshop (Developing Business Models) will teach you how to use the business model canvas to further your idea. You will also have the chance to meet students, faculty and staff which will help you build your team. Food will be served.

    Location: Lydon Library, Room 110

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

  • MAR
    01
    Workshop 4: Delivering Your Rocket Pitch
    5:30 PM

    Come join us at our DifferenceMaker Workshop Series. This series will help prep you for the 2017 $50K Idea Challenge. The last workshop (Delivering your Rocket Pitch) will teach you how to develop and pitch your 5 minute presentation to judges. Food will be served.

    Location: Makerspace, Falmouth 102, North Campus

    Time: 5:30-7:30pm

    Guest Speaker: Steven Tello, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 

  • MAR
    02
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • MAR
    03
    DifferenceMaker Freshmen Seminar - Social Responsibility
    1:30 PM

    Are you interested in learning more about social responsibility and making the world a better place?

    Come join various guest speakers and social entrepreneurs as they discuss their non-profits.  This is a great networking opportunity and the guest speakers will take questions from the audience!

    This event is mandatory for all Freshmen DifferenceMaker Seminar Students.

    If you have any questions, please email Deborah_Finch@uml.edu.

  • MAR
    08
    Learn how to Network
    5:00 PM

    Come to this event and learn how to network with Kevin Willet, CEO, New England Networking Group! Networking is an important skill to learn and Kevin will teach you. Don't miss this event!

    Food will be served.

    Questions? DifferenceMaker@uml.edu

  • MAR
    16
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • MAR
    22
    M2D2 $100K Challenge Showcase
    5:00 PM

    M2D2 $100K Challenge Showcase - competition finalists pitch off in front of audience

  • MAR
    30
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • APR
    05
    DifferenceMaker Preliminary Pitch-off
    11:00 AM

    UMass Lowell teams will be pitching to alumni judges simultaneously, for a chance to become a finalist at the 5th Annual DifferenceMaker $50K Idea Challenge! Come support these student teams and cheer them on as the finalists are announced!  

  • APR
    07
    DifferenceMaker Freshmen Seminar - Launching your Solution
    1:30 PM

    Do you have an idea? Are you interested in pursuing it?

    Come listen to successful UMass Lowell Alumni that have successfully launched solutions to their ideas!

    This event is mandatory for all Freshmen DifferenceMaker Seminar Students.

    If you have any questions, please email Deborah_Finch@uml.edu.

  • APR
    13
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • APR
    19
    5th DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge
    5:00 PM

    5th DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge

  • APR
    19
    5th Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge
    6:00 PM

    Come join us for our 5th Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge! We will be giving away $50K in prizes to students across campus who pitch creative and innovative ideas to a panel of alumni judges. Come support these finalist teams, learn about new ideas and network with faculty, staff, students and alumni.

    We hope to see you there!

  • APR
    27
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • APR
    28
    DifferenceMaker Freshmen Seminar - Final Pitch!
    9:00 AM

    Come listen to and support the Freshmen Business Seminar students, as they pitch their creative ideas! They have worked on these projects all semester! This event will be hosted by Dr. Steven Tello, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. All winning teams will receive a prize!

    Best of luck to everyone.

    This event is mandatory for all Freshmen DifferenceMaker Seminar Students.

    If you have any questions, please email Deborah_Finch@uml.edu.

  • MAY
    11
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting

  • MAY
    25
    M2D2 Meeting
    9:30 AM

    M2D2 Meeting