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

June 13, 2017

Guest Blog- UIA Letter to Wilbur Ross (US Secretary of Commerce)

UIA Letter to Wilbur Ross (US Secretary of Commerce) The United Inventors Association represents almost 15,000 independent inventors and over 70 local inventor clubs across the US. As the innovation …

June 6, 2017

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 …

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 …




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