Bring Your Ideas to Life at Makeathon!

Bring Your Ideas to Life at Makeathon!

Are you a creative problem solver? Have you ever worked on a class project and wondered if it could be turned into a business? If so, The Carolina Challenge Makeathon is for you!

Introducing UNC's first annual week-long Makeathon, scheduled for February 10-16.

The Carolina Challenge Makeathon is a creative, cross-campus competition which accelerates innovative ideas into physical and digital prototypes that promote positive social impact. Students will form academically diverse teams of 3-5 members who will compete in one of two tracks: digital or physical product development. They will have special access to on-campus makerspaces, app labs, workshops, and expert mentors to design, reiterate, and enhance their products, business models, and pitches. The Makeathon culminates in a final pitch event where students and other expert judges vote to determine which teams win more than $10,000 in cash and other prizes and opportunities.

Want to join in on the fun but don't know where to start?

Join us for our team building workshop on January 22 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the MakerSpace area of Carmichael Residence Hall. You'll get the chance to mingle with other makers, strike up conversations, explore ideas and form teams. Find out more at  Sign up for the event here! 

Where to specify interest for the First Annual Carolina Challenge Makeathon?

Apply for the week-long event at Applications are due Sunday, January 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Please feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions or concerns regarding the events.