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See what happened at the NorthWest Arkansas event this year!
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 September, Make48 will host the competition at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR. 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 November 2023.
As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized by two-year colleges as a leader in education. With the building of their Integrated Design Lab on campus and an additional facility in Washington County, NWACC continues to excel in providing the Northwest Arkansas community with high-ranking degree and certification programs in science, technology, culinary and more.
The college’s Integrated Design Lab offers a physical makerspace that puts design into practice. Throughout the lab, you’ll find student and community programming that encourages innovation, collaboration and the testing of creative entrepreneurial ideas by utilizing the skills learned in areas of fine arts, design, construction and business. Which is why Make48 chose NWACC to host one of their collaborative innovation competitions!
Event Date: September 8-10, 2023
We’re seeking diverse teams to compete at Make48 NWACC. Team members must be 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 November 2023.
Applications are 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-Techs are essential for competing teams to achieve success. Offer your expertise and professional skill by volunteering your time as a Tool-Tech.
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.
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