Call for Teams is Open | Make48 2017

Kansas City Art Institute 

September 28-30, 2017

Ideas Made Real in 48-Hours.

Applications close July 1st, 2017!

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

May 18, 2017

Humans of NHS

During this year’s National Hardware Show, Make48 Founder Curt McMillan had a chance to interview some amazing brands and industry leaders! Check out who he had the chance to sit down …

May 18, 2017

Catching up with Make48 @ NHS

The 2017 National Hardware Show was full of amazing people, inventors and fun times! If you want to learn more about what we got up to during the show, read …

May 18, 2017

Inventor Spotlight: Part 1

One of our favorite parts of the 2017 National Hardware Show was getting to meet the inventors from the Inventor Spotlight section! Every year, the National Hardware Show dedicates a …

May 18, 2017

Our Experience at the 2017 National Hardware Show

This year, Make48 attended the 2017 National Hardware Show to continue filming segments for the television show, showcase the winning products from past events, find new amazing contestants and more! …




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