Events & Opportunities

Makeathon Applications Due!

Sunday January 19, 2020

UNC’s Makeathon (January 26- February 9) is a creative, cross-campus competition which accelerates innovative ideas into physical and digital prototypes that promote positive social impact. Students form academically diverse teams of 3-5 members to compete in one of two tracks: digital or physical product development. They have special access to on-campus makerspaces, app labs, workshops, and expert mentors to design, reiterate, and enhance their products, business models, and pitches. In addition to their prototypes, students will also build a network of peers and community members who are skilled in innovating, making, and entrepreneurship, which will extend beyond the competition. The Makeathon culminates in a final pitch event where students and other expert judges are invited to vote to give the teams the chance to win cash and other prizes and opportunities.