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Host a Make48 at your makerspace!

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. Participants are supported by a team of tool technicians in a Makerspace full of equipment and tools to help them build nearly any solution their imaginations can conceive.  

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 complex solutions you need collaboration, often many different materials and various pieces of equipment to finish a product. Make48 accelerates the process in a fun, fast-moving, and educational event!

Host Benefits

Recruitment opportunity to highlight the benefits of makerspace membership 

Exciting way to open your facility to area residents and expand reach

Hands-on experience for your makerspace members and staff assisting everyday people as tool technicians

Potential local media coverage

Develop relationships with other makerspaces and local/national sponsors 

Event cost generally paid through sponsorships 

Opportunities to collaborate with nonprofits to make a difference in your community

Be a part of the ever growing Make48 community with opportunities to attend other Make48 events around the country

Team Benefits

Unique experiences they will forever link to your makerspace

Opportunity to be creative and successful with advanced equipment and best in the biz tool techs

Hands-on learning about tools, people, marketing, and project planning in partnership with makerspace staff and die hard members

Valuable perspective of the interplay between ideas and physical products and the many talents it takes to make one into the other

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

Sponsor Benefits