Make48 is a new type of invention competition. 17 Teams are given 48 hours to come up with an idea, create a prototype, marketing materials, and a pitch. The goal of Make48 is to foster imagination, creativity, problem solving and the inventive spirit. Make48 captures the process of invention through a hands-on competition that challenges individuals of various ages and backgrounds to take product ideas from conception to physical prototype in a 48-hour period.
At the end of 48 hours the teams will pitch their idea to a panel of judges. Based on the competition criteria, three top inventions will be chosen. Make48 will then follow these products as they make their way to market. The top three products will be re-designed by professional designers, have new prototypes created using state of the art technologies, and get marketing videos created by experienced marketing companies. This all culminates in a crowdfunding campaign where the new products are put before the public to see if they are viable.
Make48 inspires education & action… everyone has a big idea!