Make 48

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A partnership between Make48, Outpost Worldwide, and KTWU, Make48 is a new type of invention competition.
17 Teams are given 48 hours to come up with an idea, create a prototype, marketing materials, and a pitch. The goal of Make48 is to foster imagination, creativity, problem solving and the inventive spirit. Make48 captures the process of invention through a hands-on competition that challenges individuals of various ages and backgrounds to take product ideas from conception to physical prototype in a 48-hour period. Make48 is proudly presented and distributed to public television stations, nationwide, by KTWU and American Public Television.

Teams build a prototype.

Teams utilize a variety of tools, materials, work spaces and expert guidance provided by a resource-rich fabrication workshop. The workshop and staff, “tool techs”, provide the resources to prototype ideas of ranging complexity for competitors of varying building expertise.

Pitch your idea to the judges.

When time expires, teams pitch their idea to a panel of product development, scouting and sales experts.

Prizes and licensing potential.

Top three teams will be awarded prizes, including a crowdfunding campaign and licensing consideration!

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