Create your own path. Be the driver of your future career. Combine your passion for creativity or desire to create change with your work in the classroom. Inspire others with your creative work or solutions to real world problems.

What are entrepreneurial and creative endeavors?

Students learn to set their own course by having experiences in early stage start-ups, advancing ideas to solve real world problems, or create artistic, written or performance-based projects. 

DifferenceMakers By the Numbers

  • $5M
    raised by teams
  • 40
    companies formed by teams
  • 11
    Number of teams patents filed or issued

Meet the DifferenceMakers

DigiBank is a software solution that aims to rid the world of pocket change.
DigiBank
DifferenceMakers

DigiBank is a software solution that aims to rid the world of pocket change.

The DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge and College-based Competitions were amazing experiences!
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UMass Lowell Photo
ConnectKnee
DifferenceMakers

ConnectKnee strives to accurately track the recovery of a patient with a knee injury, while saving time and money.

ConnectKnee strives to accurately track the recovery of a patient with a knee injury, while saving time and money.
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NeuroLyze 2: Team NeuroLyze holding the 2023 Enterprise Bank Contribution to a Healthier Lifestyle Award.
NeuroLyze
DifferenceMakers

Taking preventive actions by alerting athletes when they possibly experienced trauma to the head.

Team NeuroLyze is developing a smart device that can be inserted into helmets to track the magnitude of impact and alert athletes to the need for medical attention.
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One of the members AMARA team holding a microphone and speaking in front of blue UMass Lowell backdrop.
Amara
DifferenceMakers

Seeking to solve the problem around social media and the mental health crisis.

Amara is seeking to solve the problem around social media and the mental health crisis.
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QBell is a mobile application that improves upon the current nursing call bell system.
QBell
DifferenceMakers

QBell is a mobile application that improves upon the current nursing call bell system.

QBell intends to decrease nurse fatigue all the while increasing patient safety and patient satisfaction.
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