Makeathon is a design competition that takes talented college students across all disciplines- from engineering, to pre-med, to art and design, to music- and gives them 36 hours to design and build a functional, physical prototype. Products will be voted on, and the winning product will be manufactured and sold.
The best ideas are those that incorporate multiple perspectives and are spawned from collaboration. Specifically, Makeathon aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among students across the nation, as well as to give them valuable connections to other students in various fields. Moreover, Makeathon aims to show students how to effectively create, market, and pitch an idea, as well as to promote an understanding of how innovation, productivity, and creativity (with the help of prototyping tools) can be used to develop new products.
Makeathon is a completely student-run event, hosted by undergraduates at the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. It will take place February 21rd-23rd, 2014.
Funded by Ann Arbor, MI (January 2014)