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Entrepreneur Magazine Names MAKO as a Top Company of 2016

by | Nov 25, 2016 | Company News, Featured Blog, Press Releases

It’s been an incredible year for MAKO Invent. With only a few weeks left of 2016, we’ve been given the spotlight by the very magazine that ignited our Founders entrepreneurial spirit – Entrepreneur Magazine. The highly anticipated Entrepreneur 360 released the top entrepreneurial companies of the year based on a complex study of impact, growth, innovation and leadership. Thanks to the team’s outstanding performance, MAKO Invent placed among the most innovative and entrepreneurial companies, finishing 69th in America.

“It’s an honor to be considered a top entrepreneurial company,” says Kevin Mako, Founder of MAKO Invent. “This further validates everything we do through our industrial design services to advance our entrepreneur clients today and educate the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”

The Award:

The Entrepreneur 360 celebrates outstanding performers in the small business landscape who exemplify superior growth. This growth is not only in revenue, but in the ability to create tremendous value for clients, provide adaptive learning cultures for employees, and drive innovation in their industries. By placing in the top 100, MAKO Invent is proudly featured in the November issue of Entrepreneur Magazine!

Started from the Bottom…

With our roots in Toronto, we thought a Drake quote was necessary. The now 25-person team that develops over 100 new products every year with leading industrial design services was built completely grass-roots with no investors, debt, or financing. Ever since day one, the company’s core values have remained the same: to drive successful product innovation, provide exceptional industrial design services and develop entrepreneurship.

Now We’re Here!

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is mentoring others along the way, which is why MAKO Invent focuses on the development of entrepreneurship. To support youth entrepreneurs interested in using industrial design services for their inventions, the MAKO Student Innovation Award will generously grant over $100,000 to promising teenage inventors over the next 10 years to fund their budding ventures. The Industrial Design Guild, a MAKO created think tank, connects and advances entrepreneurs and professionals offering industrial design services in Toronto, ON and Austin, TX.

From One Entrepreneur to Another:

In the spirit of developing entrepreneurship, making an impact and driving innovation, our Founder is imparting is us all with his words of entrepreneurial wisdom:

Set Your BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal

30 years from now, who do you want to be? Where do you want to be? Every decision you make moving forward ask yourself: Does this get you closer or further to your big hairy audacious goal?

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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MAKO Design + Invent: From Idea to Store Shelves

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called MAKO Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.

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