Empower2Make
Empower2Make
Let's make a better world, together.
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What if you could build a better world in 72 hours...

From April 12th to 14th, 2019 teams of elite designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and individuals with special needs will converge at Nova Labs. They will form teams of "Makers" working along side "Knowers". Together, over the course of 72 hours, the teams will develop affordable solutions to specific challenges, resulting in working prototypes. Our goal is to work with partner companies to reproduce these items and make them available the world over, open source and free of charge.

Individuals and members of the press interested in viewing the ideas and products generated at the Make-A-Thon can attend Team Presentations at Nova Labs on Sunday April 14th from 11 am to 1 pm. RSVP to www.facebook.com/events/345954179476517/

Our Past Work

 Mana models her fold-able arm extension tool. It fits in a pocket and has several utility tool attachments. 

Mana models her fold-able arm extension tool. It fits in a pocket and has several utility tool attachments. 

 A maker shows off a 3D printed hand built to open and close with the movement of the Knower's arm. 

A maker shows off a 3D printed hand built to open and close with the movement of the Knower's arm. 

 Delivery of a completed product to a gracious Knower

Delivery of a completed product to a gracious Knower

 Mike and Callye Building an automated shelf-shifting cabinet for those with limited reach

Mike and Callye Building an automated shelf-shifting cabinet for those with limited reach

 Sam programs a VR/AR headset to allow a Knower with limited hearing to "see" sounds.

Sam programs a VR/AR headset to allow a Knower with limited hearing to "see" sounds.

 Over 100 people teamed together to make our 2016 inaugural event a success! 

Over 100 people teamed together to make our 2016 inaugural event a success! 

 A variety of prototypes for a fold-able prosthetic arm showing the evolution of an idea as it goes from design, to fabrication, to testing, and around again. 

A variety of prototypes for a fold-able prosthetic arm showing the evolution of an idea as it goes from design, to fabrication, to testing, and around again. 

Building the Teams

Motivation, creativity and determination. Do you have what it takes to change the world? We are currently recruiting Makers, Knowers, and Sponsors. Select an option below to begin the journey. 

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Makers

Do you have passion for building a better world? A well rounded maker team includes designer, marketeers, managers, and fabricators. If this is you, apply below.

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Knowers

A Knower has a deep understanding of a challenge faced by a person with special needs. If you or a family member would like to participate by advising a team, we want to hear from you.

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Sponsors

Optimism, creativity, and perseverance. These are the principles that great companies and movements have in common. If your business would like to support our efforts, please click below. 

 
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