Make48 Pitch Panel

Make48 Pitch Panel

May 07, 2019, 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Inventors Spotlight Stage

*For NHS Inventors Spotlight Exhibitors 

Want helpful advice from a panel of industry experts? After you've registered for a booth in the Inventors Spotlight Area at the National Hardware Show, be sure to register to pitch your product in front of the Make48 Pitch Panel. Learn helpful advice from our panel that includes QVC, Ace Hardware, Danco and Make48. The Make48 Pitch Panel will be Tuesday, May 7th from 2:00pm - 4:30pm.

What IS Make48? Make48 is a fast paced 48 hour invention competition where teams are given a challenge and have to prototype with the help of expert tool techs, design marketing material and pitch their invention to a panel of judges all in 48 hours. It's all filmed for a documentary series on PBS.

Make48 has been hosting a competition where everyday people create brand new products in 48 hours.  Make48 is also a series showcasing the competition and what it takes to get the winning products to market. This year they return to host a pitch panel with industry experts, QVC, ACE and DANCO to see what products you have developed. 


  • Brian Fried


    Executive Director

    United Inventors Association

    Brian is currently is serving the United Inventors Association as their Executive Director, he is an author, radio host and consultant with many...

  • Tom Gray




    Tom is the co-creator, CEO and co-executive producer for the Make48 Competitions and TV Documentary Series. He is responsible for the overall vision...

  • Michael Miller


    Director of Product Partnerships


    Michael leads the Product Partnership Program (licensing and Inventor relations) for three companies within NCH Corporation ; Danco (Retail) and LSP...

  • Maya Schultz



    Ace Hardware

    Maya Schultz is an experienced merchant with a demonstrated history of career growth in the retail industry. She is a futurist who uses skills in...

  • Jenne Frackelton


    Senior Buyer


    Jenne Frackelton has been with QVC for over 15 years. Jenne is responsible for the product procurement process, from strategic sourcing and product...

Type of Event

  1. Type of Event
    Special Event
    UIA Inventors Spotlight Stage Session


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