DifferenceMaker

Real Solutions For Real Problems.

Are you a DifferenceMaker?

  • You like to solve problems
  • You want to help shape the future
  • You hope to make a difference in your community - or in the world
  • You thrive in a supportive or collaborative environment

Sound like you? Get involved!

A team demonstrates their entry at the DifferenceMaker 2014 Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition.

Idea Challenge

We received almost 50 applications for the 2016 $35K Idea Challenge! Please remember to join our workshop series to help you prepare.

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Workshop Series

Do you need help preparing for the Idea Challenge? 

Join our workshops series in February to help prepare you for the $35K Idea Challenge in April!


Real-Life DifferenceMakers

  • PointStick 

    PointStick 

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    In the finals of the Idea Challenge the judges awarded PointStick, a product that gives tactile and kinesthetic feedback to patients for both correct spinal alignment and breathing mechanics, second place in the “First to Market” award category.

  • Grab a Bite 

    Grab a Bite 

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    Grab a Bite received "Fan Favorite" at the Inaugural DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge, pushing them to the final round where they won the title “First to Market” and were awarded $3,500 by the panel of judges.

  • Healthy Habits

    Healthy Habits

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    At the DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge, Healthy Habits won first place in the category “Significant Social Impact,” and was awarded $3,500 to further implement their idea.