2021: A Make48 Year In Retrospect

We hope that all of you and your loved ones are safe and in happy holiday spirits! What a year it has been. After a challenging 2020, 2021 was a bustling year of activity. From activating our 48 hour competitions nationwide to being featured in Popular Mechanics, it was a 12-month whirlwind and a significant time of growth for the company.


Katie Cappozzo, Make48’s head of strategic partnerships, celebrated her second year at Make48 in 2021 and remarked on the past year. “It has been an incredible year connecting with new and existing corporate partners across the country. It is inspiring to see what corporations are doing to support innovation and entrepreneurship in diverse groups everywhere. With the help of our partners, we look forward to continuing the conversation that with the right collaboration anybody can be an innovator.”


As we welcome in 2022, Tom Gray (CEO), reflects on the past 12 months and the future of Make48. "Coming out of the challenging covid era of limited travel and limited-sized gatherings, I could not be more proud of our team in the way they pivoted and planned our next few years. From a three-person team (before covid) to 12 currently, I am looking forward to where we'll be at the end of 2022."


Here are just a few highlights from our past season.