Applications Are (Still) Open for Elon Kickbox 2021!

Applications for the Maker Hub’s 2021 Elon Kickbox program are open through Jan. 3, 2021.

Now in its sixth year, the program has provided dozens of undergraduate and graduate students with resources, mentorship and $300 to explore and bring their ideas to life. Past projects have featured 3D printing, robotics, wearable technology, laser engraving and other technologies.

So, what’s required to apply? You simply need to have an idea and a faculty or staff sponsor that will support your project. Learn more about the process below.


What is Elon Kickbox?

Elon Kickbox is (literally) a box, stuffed with guidance, resources and a $300 Visa gift card to help you make your idea a reality.

How do I get a Kickbox?

1. Think of an idea

  • It could be something that solves a problem in the world, on campus, or in your room. It could be a rough prototype or a nearly-finished product. Maybe you want to explore an idea without knowing exactly what it will become. All of those are OK.
  • Need inspiration? Look at what past Elon Kickboxers have made: From custom board games and a homemade arcade to musical instruments and wireless speakers, see what Elon students made with a Kickbox in 201620172018, 2019, and 2020. You can also take a look at one of the United Nation’s Global Problems.

2. Find a sponsor

  • Identify a faculty or staff member who supports your idea and is willing to be your Kickbox sponsor. If you need help identifying a sponsor, contact makerhub@elon.eduRead Sponsor FAQs.

3. Apply online

Where can I learn more about Kickbox?

There are several ways you can learn more and ask your questions about Kickbox: