On Tuesday, July 10, the 2018 winning DifferenceMaker® Idea Challenge teams gathered in the Saab Center, Perry Atrium, on UMass Lowell’s North Campus to pitch their new and improved ideas to alumni, faculty, staff and interested mentors/advisors. These student teams participated in a 4-week Summer Boot Camp where they conducted customer discovery, discovered who their competitors were, and developed their business models utilizing the canvas. This was all done in preparation for Demo Day!
Demo Day allowed gave each team the opportunity to showcase their new and improved solutions to the audience of over 100 participants! In their pitches, they explained their business plans and potential customers and discussed the impact they wanted to make with their solutions. They also described the qualities, skills, and expertise they needed in a mentor, in order to get to the next step.
The goal of Demo Day is always to advance teams’ progress with the help and guidance of mentors. The teams had the opportunity to mentor with the crowd, answer questions, and receive insightful feedback.
Thank you to all attendees and mentors that make this possible!
If you are interested in learning more, please click the following links:
2018 Idea Challenge Winning Teams
Support DifferenceMaker or a Specific Student Team
Facebook Photo Album of Demo Day
Over 100 attendees!!!
Networking with the Manning School of Business Dean, Sandra Richtermeyer
Team ETRALock networking with UMass Lowell’s Provost Michael Vayda
Mass Heartbeat pitching there idea to save lives