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Join Georgetown's Make48 Team, Participate in a Televised Product-Development Makeathon!

people presenting at Make48

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 students from leading universities have 48 hours to create a marketable product. 3 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.

Students are encouraged to form teams and apply through the Make48 website: https://make48.com/college-vs-college-team-application/ 

The selected team will be connected with StartupHoyas and the Maker Hub's network of innovators, business leaders, and creative product designers to get training in communication, team dynamics, and product development strategy. We'll work with you to help you do your best at Make48!

Find your team and apply today!


Important Details:

  • Deadline for application is April 2
  • Application for Make48 event is open to undergraduates only.
    • If you are graduating this semester that’s ok too.
  • Event is August 10-12, at the Stanley Innovation Center in Baltimore, MD
  • Make48 will select the GU team from the applicants.
  • GU will pay your entry fee if your team is selected.


Advice for Forming Teams:

  • Teams of 2-4 people.
  • You can apply on as many teams as you like
  • At least one person in the team needs to be over 18 years old
  • Ideal teams will be balanced and diverse. Try to have a variety of skills, a combination of designers, makers, researchers and storytellers. Ideators and Deciders.
  • The application is going to ask for examples of your team’s work. This can be examples of work by one or more team members. So try to form teams where at least one person has some examples they can show online.
  • GU Partners will work with the selected team to help them prepare for the event, depending on location of team members during the summer. So, teams that are in the same city, in particular the DC area, will have an advantage.


Making Your Team Video

The Application process requires a TEAM VIDEO (due April 2nd), so make sure you leave time for that.


Help Finding Team Members

You can find more people looking for teams here:

  • Check out this google doc: https://tinyurl.com/gu-make48 . Leave information about yourself, and check the listings of other people looking for teams and team members. 
  • You can form teams with any GU undergraduate
  • Come to the Maker Hub, where lots of creative designers and makers hang out.


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