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  • DEC

    Finalist student teams will pitch-off at the virtual DCU/Manning School of Business Innovation Contest on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 6-8:30 p.m. Please join us to support these students as they pitch their creative and innovative banking and finance ideas to a panel of successful DCU and Manning School of Business judges. 

    Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded.

    We hope to see you there!


    6:00 PM
  • DEC

    Please join us in supporting the Francis College of Engineering as student teams showcase their innovative prototypes and pitch them to alumni judges in the hopes of winning funding.

    Prizes Include:

    • $2,500 award for 1st place team
    • $1,500 award for 2nd place team
    • $1,000 award for 3rd place team
    • $500 award for the people choice team (crowd voting – so we need your help!!)

    We hope to see you there!

    6:00 PM
  • APR

    Come cheer on our UMass Lowell DifferenceMaker student teams at the 2022 10th Annual $50K Idea Challenge Finals, on Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Moloney Hall, University Crossing.

    The field has been narrowed from about 60 competitive applications to just 10 DifferenceMaker teams who will pitch their ventures to a panel of alumni judges who will then award $50,000 in prize money to the teams.

    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 a panel of alumni judges for a chance to share in $50,000 in prizes and services.

    Poster Reception 5 to 6 p.m.
    Pitch Competition & Awards 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

    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.

    If you have any questions regarding this event please email

    5:00 PM