Call for Teams is Open | 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:

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Make48 TV is Going Nationwide!

We’ve got some exciting news: Make48 TV is airing across the nation starting this September, 2017! Ever wonder what happens to the products after ‘Shark Tank’? Most invention competitions or …




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