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If you have an idea, enjoy thinking creatively and innovatively, want to solve a problem, start a new business or make a difference DifferenceMaker® is for YOU! All students are welcomed to make a difference at UMass Lowell, make a difference in the community and make a difference in society.

Through the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, along with affiliated faculty and other campus programs, the university has a range of activities that help students make a difference in the world.

  • Entrepreneurial Speaker Series - Do you have an idea you want to pursue, but question the process? Come listen to professionals as they discuss various topics including IP, funding, and more!
  • DifferenceMaker® $50K Idea Challenge – See a problem? Want to solve it? Put together a UMass Lowell student team, present an innovative solution and compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.
  • Freshmen Make A Difference In collaboration with UMass Lowell Orientation, Student Activities and Leadership and Residence Life Offices, this a year-long effort aimed to engage freshmen in solving local and regional problems through entrepreneurial action.
  • DifferenceMaker® Enterprise Co-op Students – The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will recruit and sponsor DifferenceMaker Co-op students who will assist in the implementation of DifferenceMaker activities and programs.
  • EforAll Events, Competitions and Accelerators – EforAll supports entrepreneurs and student teams with innovative ideas through various events and competitions year-round, as well as a winter and summer accelerator program. Learn more.

See the full list of events and activities you can get involved with.

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