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Innovators who 'Walk the Walk.'

What is Make48?

Make48 is a nationwide invention-competition docuseries that gives everyday people a challenge to develop a new product at the start of a three-day event. With just 48 hours, teams have to plan, prototype, and pitch a new idea, within the specifications of a challenge. Teams utilize a variety of tools, materials, makerspaces and access to qualified expert “Tool Techs.” They assist teams with the provided fabrication tools to prototype ideas of ranging complexity. No prior invention experience is necessary. The winner is announced at the end of the 48-hour window. Make48 has launched 25+ innovation-based competitions since 2015. For the last 8 years, the series has been a nationally syndicated television program through PBS and has now partnered with ‘This Old House Makers’ channel on Roku for seasons 6-8.

The Leaders that make this all happen each day.

So, who came up with this whole thing?

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