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.


Idea Challenge Materials

  • Please log into the Manage your TeamMaker page and click on the "Start Idea Plan" link for your project. Complete and submit your Idea Plan by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2024.
  • 2024 Toolkit Questionnaire Worksheet (email: to request the template). This packet will walk you through each step of developing your idea and Idea Plan.

Workshop Materials (from 2019)

Were you unable to attend a workshop this year? Do you need assistance through the Idea Challenge process? Please see DifferenceMaker's past workshop materials for help in preparing your Idea Plan and Rocket Pitch for the 2022 $50,000 Idea Challenge.

Identifying Problems: Workshop 1

Assessing Opportunities and Value Propositions: Workshop 2

Developing Business Models: Workshop 3

Delivering your Rocket Pitch: Workshop 4

Other Resources

University Innovation

University Innovation was created by students, for students for all things related to Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship on U.S. college campuses. Create an account today and begin contributing to this growing and valuable resource by sharing what's going on at your campus! Interested? Learn more and create an account today!

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