Beloit, WI

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Challenge Theme


Creativity and innovation is coming to Beloit hosted at
The Lincoln Academy!

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are presented with a challenge and tasked to build a physical prototype, create a sales sheet, produce a 1-minute marketing video and pitch their big idea to a panel of judges. 


This fall, Make48 will host the competition at The Lincoln Academy in Beloit, WI. With access to expert tool technicians and high-tech equipment, competing teams will have the power to build almost anything.


For this challenge, collaboration is the key to success. Many people have big ideas but few possess the resources to develop a prototype that turns them into reality. To build anything, different skills, materials and equipment must work together to create a final product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved with a fun, fast-paced, and educational event. First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in March 2023.

The Lincoln Academy is dedicated to providing scholars an environment conducive to the learning process. They prove what is possible when scholars are given the right combination of school culture, strong academics, career integration and a mission-driven staff.


Built with input from the community, access and equity drives The Lincoln Academy as an innovative, high quality, free public school option. They expect ALL scholars to graduate from high school with a clear pathway to success.

Event Date: November 4-6 , 2022


Team Application

We’re seeking diverse teams to compete at Make48 Beloit. Team members may be of any age, but each team must have at least someone 18+. The spirit of innovation is within us all - let’s see what you’re capable of creating! 

First place team wins $2000 and advances to the nationals in March 2023.

Applications Close October 3, 2022.  A casting call will be held October 5th from 6-9pm but you must apply online first!


Sponsor The Event

Make48 is made possible with generous support from our sponsors. Celebrate the maker-mindset and engage with your community in an impactful way by sponsoring this event. A variety of investment levels are available.



Tool-Tech Application

Tool-Techs are essential for competing teams to achieve success. Offer your expertise and professional skill by volunteering your time as a Tool-Tech. 



Volunteer Application

The energy of these dynamic events is contagious and to execute them flawlessly we need your help! Volunteer to support the event in a number of ways from helping with setup to registering teams as they arrive.


Our Proud Sponsors

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Team Bios

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