In mid-August 2018, with support from the Maker Hub and StartupHoyas, Georgetown University will be sending a team of 4 entrepreneurial innovators to Baltimore to participate in Make48, a nationally televised "Makeathon," where undergraduate students from leading universities have 48 hours to create a marketable product. Three winning teams will get the chance to develop and license their product in hopes of getting it to market. The competition will be recorded for season 3 of the Make48 Television series, available on PBS, and will include not only the event itself, but also the journey of the winners from prototype to store shelves.
Fabrication experts will be on-hand at the event to help with prototype construction, so you don’t need to be a digital design or 3D printing genius to participate. If you love coming up with new ideas for products, if you thrive under a time crunch, and if you and work well in a team, this could be the event for you.
At the info session/mixer on March 16, we’ll go over the details of the event. We’ll have activities designed to help you identify your strengths and meet students with complementary skill sets to form a well-rounded team. Staff will be on hand to help you record your application video if needed. You can come with a whole team ready to go, or come alone and form a team at the event. Visit the event page to learn more and to RSVP!