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Beloit, WI

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See what happened at The Lincoln Academy in Beloit!

Creativity and innovation was at its peak in 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 are now closed! 


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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beloit college logo
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alliant energy logo
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Lincoln Electric Logo
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hidden creek estates logo
Blackhawk Bank logo
Geronimo hospitality group logo
Mid-States Concrete logo
first national bank and trust company logo
matterhackers logo
Brodbeck Ironworks Logo
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Black Diamond Pigments logo
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wagner logo
kreg tool logo
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quantum coffee logo
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Team Bios

amrish, todd, shaan and dustin from team dsat


Amrish, Todd, Shaan and Dustin form Team DSAT and their families enjoy spending time together. Read about their team here

shoumika, abhishek, hamna and abhey from team 404

TEAM 404

Shoumika, Abhishek, Hamna and Abhey are undergrad students at Beloit College. Learn more here

eric, sydney, joshua and aleksander from team rock river dinners


Eric, Sydney, Joshua and Aleksander are a group of passionate students from all over the country, brought together from small towns to big cities alike by Beloit college. Read more about them here

kyle, logan, joe and jon from team jumpstart


Welcome Kyle, Logan, Joe and Jon to Make48. Kyle is the facility manager at The Lincoln Academy and his son Logan is a seventh grade student at The Lincoln Academy. Learn more about the full team here

ishan, miles, prabal and jalen from team The Macho Quatro


Ishan, Miles, Prabal and Jalen met at CELEB, a program at Beloit college.  Learn more here

nolan, eric, mitch and tami from team Full STEAM Ahead!


Nolan, Eric, Mitch and Tami are all STEAM instructors at Turner Middle/High School.  Read more about the team here

hanna, kemoria, kalyn and ciata from team mifghty lions


The all female team is excited to showcase their creativity. Meet Hanna, Kemoria, Kalyn and Ciata, the Mighty Lions! Read more about this team here

sebastian, khader, michael, and jorden from team the gents


Sebastian, Khader, Michael and Jorden grew up together and have always been fascinated in engineering. Read more about this team here

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