On Monday, July 15 2019, the 2019 DifferenceMaker® Idea Challenge winning teams gathered in the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub to pitch their new and improved ideas since advancing through the summer Boot Camp. The audience consisted of alumni, faculty, staff, community friends, and interested mentors and advisors. The goal of Demo Day is to advance teams’ progress with the help and guidance of mentors.
During Demo Day, students and mentors got to network with one another and each other. Student teams also pitched their ideas to everyone. In their pitches, they explained their business plans, potential customers, and impact that their product or service would have. There was an Q&A session after each pitch and more networking to end the exciting evening.
To learn more, please take a moment to watch a short video about Demo Day here.
Thank you to everyone that attended! The event would not have been so successful without the support of so many individuals. We hope to see you again next year!
This seems like a marvelous concept to provoke thoughts from students and for the mentors to detect new ideas from proposals!