Information for Students

Do you have an idea? Do you see a problem you want to solve? Do you enjoy thinking creatively? Do you want to learn new skills? Do you want to meet new people or join a team? Don’t have an idea, but want to make a positive impact in the world? DifferenceMaker® is for YOU! DifferenceMaker is meant for ULAB students of all majors, disciplines, and years (freshmen through Masters). All ULAB students are welcomed to make a difference at ULAB, in the community, and in society.

Through the DifferenceMaker program, along with affiliated faculty and other campus programs, the university has a range of activities that help students develop a creative mindset and make a difference.

  • DifferenceMaker® ৳50,000 Idea Challenge – See a problem? Want to solve it? Have an idea? Want to pursue it? Put together a ULAB student team, present a creative solution, and pitch for a chance to win ৳50,000 in funding. Any student from any term and any department can make teams and participate in this challenge.
  • Freshmen Make A Difference Orientation In collaboration with ULAB SAO and the ULAB Co-Curricular Office, this effort aims to engage all ULAB freshmen in solving local and regional problems through hands-on activities.
  • ULAB DifferenceMaker Interns – The ULAB DifferenceMaker Institute recruits and sponsors DifferenceMaker student interns who assist in the implementation of DifferenceMaker activities and programs.
  • Events, Competitions, and Accelerators – These activities supports entrepreneurs and student teams with creative ideas through various events and competitions year-round, as well as a winter and summer accelerator program.