Make48 2017

Kansas City Art Institute 

September 28-30, 2017

Ideas Made Real in 48-Hours.

Make48: Competition & Community For Everyday Innovators

Teams from all ages, genders, backgrounds and places develop ideas in a weekend invent-a-thon. 48 hours to plan, prototype and pitch an idea for prizes and licensing potential.

Make48 will also offer online competitions where inventors from around the world can take part in. It is also a valuable resource for anyone and everyone to gain insight on the innovation community.

Everyone's got a big idea.

Make48 made possible through generous support of:

Recent Posts

August 17, 2017

Gadget Flow Academy is Coming Soon

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August 17, 2017

QVC’s Answer to the Million Dollar (Product) Question

The more I learn about QVC, the more I appreciate how successful the multiplatform retailer is at engaging with its customers and creating trust. The company builds itself around the …

August 17, 2017

Topeka Designs: “Our Strongest Talent is that We Are All Coachable”

When Topeka Designs came together for Make48, Jake was a teacher for Youth Entrepreneurs (YE) and Adam, Dave and Chas were some of his former students. Jake had a passion …

August 10, 2017

Who Makes our Branded Displays?

We have gotten so much love for our branded materials! So, we wanted to give a huge shout-out to two of our in-house sponsors in particular.   Redline Trailers made …




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