The Pitch Stage

The Pitch Stage

Pitch Here


This is where 24 teams will pitch against 4 judges at a time. Below is a snippet from TBS explaining how the show format will operate.

America's Greatest Makers Promo Shot with the stage that the judges will sit at during filming
America's Greatest Makers Promo Shot of all the judges including Massimo Banzi, Mayim Bialik, Brian Krzanich, Shaquille O'Neal Shaq, Carol Roth, Mike Rowe, Kenny Smith, Kevin Pereira
The Pitch Stage

First Two Episodes


In the first two episodes, each of the teams must speed pitch their wearable or smart device idea to the judging panel consisting of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich; business and financial expert Carol Roth; comedian, serial entrepreneur and co-host of truTV’s Hack My Life Kevin Pereira; and one of the celebrity guests.

The Pitch Stage

Next Five Episodes

Once all of the teams have finished the initial speed pitching round, the judges will choose 15 to move forward in the competition. Over the next five weeks, those teams will then face off against each other, with three teams competing each week for $100,000 and a spot in the finals. America’s Greatest Makers will climax with the five finalist teams presenting their finished products in one last round of competition, after which the judges will reveal which team will take home $1 million and the title “America’s Greatest Makers.”

“We have an extremely diverse cast from 15 years old to 59 with ideas that are as unique as the teams themselves,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “We are looking to come up with the next big thing in wearable tech and smart connected devices, and these competitors will have to convince our judges that their product is just that. The competition will inspire a whole new audience of potential makers.”

America's Greatest Makers Promo Shot with 2 contestants
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