Team Application

Kansas City: March 5-7, 2020

Want to submit your team? Here are some details behind the application process.

  • This is NOT a competition based on your previously invented product.  Teams will be given a challenge and must come up with an idea & prototype based on this challenge.  Prototypes will be built by Tool Technicians supplied so NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!
  • Team captain must be over 18 years of age.
  • Teams must consist of 2-4 people.
  • You can apply as a team or an individual (see application below) 
  • Your video is the perfect way for us to get to know your team and why you want to apply.
  • Diversity of skill sets is key when picking your team.  Someone who is confident pitching to judges is an asset. Pick a good marketing person, an ideas person and someone who likes to do research. Think about what your weaknesses are and select someone who has those strengths. Remember you don’t have to build it, the tool techs will be doing the physical building.  Remember no prior experience necessary!  The tool techs are there to help you build your prototype for the competition challenge.
  • Only 10 teams will be selected for our competitions.
  • If your team is accepted, you must be compliant with the $95 fee PER TEAM MEMBER.
  • $10,000 cash prize for 1st place team.