Invent It

We give a product challenge, you invent a solution.

Pitch It

Sell your best solution to our panel of experts.

Make It

Prototype your solution before time expires.

Win It

Inventor, maker, presenter, the best team is all three.

Make48 is a competition event fostering innovation and invention.

Teams from all 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…Everyone’s got a big idea.

Make48 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Make48 KC October 28-30, 2016.

In collaboration with the Kansas City Art Institute.

Ideas Made Real in a Weekend.

Thank you to our recent guest stars at Make48 DC:

Amazing Sponsors Make It Great!

At Make48, teams of people from around the world use their ideas, expert advice and cutting edge tools to transform businesses’ everyday problems into solutions, products and ultimately- successes.

Make48 empowers the inventor in all of us through generous support of dynamic individuals, companies and organizations that sponsor and contribute to our efforts.

Join our family of incredible Make48™ sponsors to fuel this competition, shape a growing story and help us prove, everyone’s got a big idea.

Make48 made possible through generous support of:

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Sponsor Spotlight: Chris Debacker

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July 26, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Grovewood Ventures

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July 21, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Paint Brush Cover

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July 19, 2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Level Up Labs

Taking a business to the next level is our next sponsor’s main initiative. We introduced you to Level Up Labs before our last competition over a month ago, and now …