Make48 goes to college.

Coming June 2022

Host Make48 at your college and win!

Make48 is a 48-hour competition where teams are given a challenge, must build a physical prototype, sales sheet, and a 1-minute marketing video, and then pitch it to judges. The twist is that we have tool technicians and access to a Makerspace full of equipment and tools to help the teams build almost anything their imaginations can come up with to solve the challenge.  Collaboration is the key to success.

In real life, everyone has big ideas, but only about 5% have the skills either physically or digitally to make a prototype. To build anything you need collaboration, often many different materials and various pieces of equipment to finish a product. Make48 allows this process to be achieved under a timed, fun, fast-moving, and educational event!

Host College Benefits

A unique recruitment opportunity to highlight the benefits of attending your college or university and connect with area high schools

A new way to connect with sponsor companies and assist them in finding the next round of amazing talent coming from your college

Hands-on experience for your College students assisting High School students as tool technicians in the lab and filming the event

Potential local media coverage

Event cost generally paid by sponsorships

Our Make48 blueprint gives you full step by step guidance on how to execute the event, full online & call support from Make48’s event planning team.  This includes materials to share with prospective high schools & sponsors, a finished sizzle of the captured 48 hours of action & a dedicated webpage all about your event that can be used by all involved.

High School Team Benefits

High school STEM and maker movement programs get to show off what they are learning

Students get a first-hand look at a potential college for secondary education

High school guidance counselors get to mingle with university staff about programs and benefits to students interested in attending the university

Students are learning skills from college students-a unique way for them to learn and build their skills

Students gain a valuable perspective of a real-life inventor & entrepreneur as well as hands-on building using the latest technologies. It’s proven that exposure to innovation substantially increases the chances that children become innovators.


The chance to innovate a real product for a real company that could equal financial gain or IP ownership

Sponsor Benefits

Sponsors can consist of 1 or more to help cover the cost of the event

Sponsors are promoting that they are looking for innovation

Sponsor has the opportunity to interact with college and high school students, promoting that they are looking for bright talent when the students are ready to enter the workplace. The sponsor supports the college programs that are building their future workforce.

Sponsors could solve the issue from the challenge

Sponsors will judge the competition and can decide on prizes including cash, scholarships, equipment, etc.

Sponsors can create IP around the products created at the competition

Sponsors get to mingle over 3 days of excitement

Apply now, it only takes a minute!