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What is an NDA and Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation

What is an NDA and Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2022

MAKO - Word Class Team To Help Inventors

Mako Design + Invent
October 5, 2022
New Product Launch: With Host of QVC & ShopHQ | MAKO Design + Invent

New Product Launch: With Host of QVC & ShopHQ | MAKO Design + Invent

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2022

When it comes to the in’s and out’s of how to launch a new product, the opportunity to get inside the mind’s of leading industry tycoon’s doesn’t always come too... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 6, 2022
Kevin Mako Featured on The Business of You Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on The Business of You Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2022

At the beginning of February, Rachel Gogos, invited Kevin Mako on her podcast, The Business of You. On the show, Kevin goes in-depth into branding for product startups. In addition,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2022
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Structured Website Design

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Structured Website Design

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2021

“What should I be doing while MAKO is working on my invention?” This is one of the most common questions we receive when we provide product design services to our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 11, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured in the Let’s Have This Conversation Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured in the Let’s Have This Conversation Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2021

Inclusion, diversity, and open-mindedness are often the fuel that inspires inventors to invent products to make this world a better place. In fact, we were recently reminded of this fact... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 30, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on a Powerhouse Tech Focused Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on a Powerhouse Tech Focused Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021

Netflix, Facebook, Apple, Google, and Amazon – what do these five massive names have in common? Employees from these companies trust Educative to learn the latest in-demand software development skills... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 20, 2021
Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Designing an Artificial Microclimate: HIIVE

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2021

Have you read about our client’s Keeki bag? The Keeiki bag is a linen bag lined with beeswax allowing the bread to breathe without drying out. Typical plastic bread bags,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
September 1, 2021
Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Autonomous Flight Technology: Xwing

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2021

If you’ve been following our blogs lately, it’s no secret that many on our team are pretty big Star Wars fans. So when we heard about the startup Xwing, we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 25, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Selling Through Online Marketplaces

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Selling Through Online Marketplaces

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021

Making your first sale. It’s one of the most exciting things inventors look forward to as they near the final steps of the product development process. The good news is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 17, 2021
Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021

Third largest Canadian bank? Over 25 million customers? That would be Scotiabank. They’re also the home of the Dri Financial Group at Social Wealth Management. The Dri Financial Group is... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 9, 2021
The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

The Manufacturing Process: What is Tooling?

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021

Here’s something you need to know. This blog is about tooling help for inventors in Austin. Tooling, have you heard of it? This term is thrown around casually in our... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 5, 2021
Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Understanding the New Product Introduction Process

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021

Earlier in the year, Kevin Mako, our President and Founder, was invited to be a speaker at OPN’s Founders Funding Couch. What a great show it was! In our recap... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 4, 2021
MAKO Design Client, ChaiEasy, Smashes Their FrontFundr Investment Goal!

MAKO Design Client, ChaiEasy, Smashes Their FrontFundr Investment Goal!

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 2021

Right now, there’s only one thing that’s hotter than a fresh cup of chai, and that’s our client ChaiEasy. They currently have dozens of investors lining up to get a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 5, 2021
How to Create an Effective Investor Pitch Deck: Learning From MAKO Client ChaiEasy

How to Create an Effective Investor Pitch Deck: Learning From MAKO Client ChaiEasy

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2021

Back in May, we touched on the purpose of investor pitch decks. and what makes a good pitch deck in general. We got a lot of questions about the actual... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 29, 2021
Kevin Featured in Forbes: The Five Key Stages of Prototyping

Kevin Featured in Forbes: The Five Key Stages of Prototyping

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 2021

Looks like things are getting a little more intimate between Forbes and Kevin. World-class product development expertise and one of the most coveted business magazines in the world are back... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 8, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on What Makes Them Tip Podcast

Kevin Mako Featured on What Makes Them Tip Podcast

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021

Self-doubt. Ubiquitous and accepted. A crux and a crutch that justifies our inability to take action and just do what we really want to do. We didn’t always feel this... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 1, 2021
Kevin Mako Featured on one of the World’s Biggest Podcasts for Startups: EOFire

Kevin Mako Featured on one of the World’s Biggest Podcasts for Startups: EOFire

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2021

EOFire is a massive entrepreneurship podcast with multiple awards, 3000 episodes, nearing on 10 years in the making, and attracts over 100 million listeners. This is a show for entrepreneurs... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 27, 2021
Kevin Mako to Keynote The Startup Virtual Summit 2021 on May 20 at 1:40 PM EST

Kevin Mako to Keynote The Startup Virtual Summit 2021 on May 20 at 1:40 PM EST

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 2021

They say making that first million dollars is always the hardest, thankfully our President and Founder, Kevin Mako, is providing everyone with his startup expertise to help make that process... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 18, 2021
How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Social Media

How Home Inventors Stay Ahead: Social Media

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2021

Current and former clients know, we’re in the business of helping clients succeed. So, while our team is in the process of developing your product, one of the things we... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 12, 2021
Where Are They Now? From PetBot to Petcube

Where Are They Now? From PetBot to Petcube

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2021

You might have wondered what’s that four-legged robot on the front page of our website. That’s the PetBot. In 2014, their team came to Mako Design looking for a pet... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
May 11, 2021
Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2021

On February 18th, Kevin Mako, Mako Design’s President, spoke at the OPN Founders Funding Couch event. Hosted by Jeffery Potvin, a Canadian angel investor who invested in over 55 companies,... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2021
Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Beyond the Idea: Key Elements to Successful Startups

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2021

Thanks to the popularity of DIY YouTube videos, step-by-step blogs and digital workshops, there’s plenty of online business help for inventors and startups to take their first step in product... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 11, 2021
Marketing Objectives and Why You Need Them

Marketing Objectives and Why You Need Them

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2021

At the Mako product design firm in Florida, one of the most important things we recommend our clients to do is to spend a significant amount of effort into marketing... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 10, 2021
Mako Strategy Team on the Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Mako Strategy Team on the Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 2020

Crowdfunding Invention Help Preparing for your product launch can be equally exciting and stressful and the inventor has to consider a lot of different aspects in order to create a... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 22, 2020
Mako Designs Top Tips for Small Businesses to Stay Organized

Mako Designs Top Tips for Small Businesses to Stay Organized

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2020

Starting a small business is never an easy feat, and a lot of small business owners can all agree that it takes a lot of resilience to survive in competitive... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
April 8, 2020
How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

How an Entrepreneurial Spirit can Build and Transform your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
January 16, 2020

After building a successful product, a lot of home inventors and small business are excited to kick start the beginning of their new business journeys. However, even after an exciting... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 16, 2020
How to Create a Strong Clientele and Customer Relationship as a Small Business

How to Create a Strong Clientele and Customer Relationship as a Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2019

There are many factors that can alter and determine the success of any business or company. When starting a small business, there comes a lot of new responsibilities, especially when... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2019
How Mako Design Helps Build Your Product for Your Small Business

How Mako Design Helps Build Your Product for Your Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2019

If you’ve been following Mako Design + Invent or are familiar with product development firms in North America, its no surprise to know that we offer our services specially towards... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 5, 2019
Mako Client Spotlight: Clasp Magic!

Mako Client Spotlight: Clasp Magic!

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019

Behind every successful business is a successful product made by a strong inventor with a clear vision! Clasp magic is a product that solves everyone’s frustrations with putting on bracelets.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 4, 2019
Mako Design’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Mako Design’s Best Resources for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2019

Starting a new small business is a tough and demanding job that requires a lot of external help in the few beginning stages. Whether you are still in the beginning... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 28, 2019
Mako Design Client Spotlight: Reey Yadin – The Comfycup

Mako Design Client Spotlight: Reey Yadin – The Comfycup

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019

Introducing a thriving client who now runs a successful small business, the Comfycup is a genius invention literally made for adding convenience to the life of commuters who are constantly... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 23, 2019
Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Understanding the Product Market as a Small Business

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019

Starting out as a small business can seem daunting as there are a lot of new areas to cover, learn, and gain experience from. One extremely important area for any... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 18, 2019
Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako’s Recommended Ways to Build a Strong Brand Name for Small Businesses

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019

It’s not a surprise that when entrepreneurs and home inventors begin to envision their future small business, they immediately start out with projecting ideas for the name and image of... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 17, 2019
How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

How Mako Design Uses Intellectual Property for Our Clients

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019

At Mako Design + Invent, we talk a lot about designing, innovation and inventions. We also love to give and provide our clients with the best resources and information about... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 16, 2019
It’s Small Business Month! So What Does that Mean?

It’s Small Business Month! So What Does that Mean?

Mako Design + Invent
October 1, 2019

What does Mako Define as a Small Business? More often than not, you’ll be surprised by how many small businesses exist in comparison to larger businesses. However, the lines between... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 1, 2019
The Best Innovations in Recycling

The Best Innovations in Recycling

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2019

As environmental issues become more important and recognized worldwide, efforts to increase and help the environment in different ways have exponentially risen as innovators and inventors worldwide look for different... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
August 7, 2019
Innovation in Food – Powdered Fruits and Vegetables

Innovation in Food – Powdered Fruits and Vegetables

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2019

Reinventing Food In the world of innovation, inventors are always looking for new solutions to past products and different ways to change and reinvent the products and technologies they have... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
July 23, 2019
MAKO Opens Third Location in Miami, Florida’s Design District

MAKO Opens Third Location in Miami, Florida’s Design District

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2019

Big News for Our Product Development Firm! The MAKO team has officially opened our third office location in North America in the up and coming tech scene of sunny Miami, Florida.... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 15, 2019
Invention Production: Growing Your New Product Company

Invention Production: Growing Your New Product Company

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2019

We’ve been in the game for about 10 years now, and continue to strive towards becoming even better every day. How do we do it and what’s our secret? Here... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 13, 2019
Vibrant Rare Product Design for Your Typical IPU by Graphcore

Vibrant Rare Product Design for Your Typical IPU by Graphcore

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2019

Calling all computer gurus; tech startup Graphcore has revamped the look of your intelligent processing unit (IPU) and Rack Mount Chassis inside your computer. Generally, a computer’s interior IPU system... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2019
How to Build A Successful Startup Business: Advice from MAKO’s Founder

How to Build A Successful Startup Business: Advice from MAKO’s Founder

Mako Design + Invent
February 14, 2019

Is your entrepreneurial spirit just itching to come out? Then maybe it’s time you stop working that mundane 9 to 5 and start a career in which you have more... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 14, 2019
Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019

We’re all waiting for that big invention idea to come to us. Instead of thinking big, try thinking smaller. Take our invention idea advice and start by solving persisting problems... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 4, 2019
Mako’s Client Moonlite Gets Major Celebrity Endorsements

Mako’s Client Moonlite Gets Major Celebrity Endorsements

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 2018

When the children’s toy home inventor Natalie Rebot came to us in back in 2016, we knew her product idea was brilliant and had huge potential. Her innovative idea was to create... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
December 18, 2018
MAKO Client Backed With $100,000 Deal on Dragons’ Den

MAKO Client Backed With $100,000 Deal on Dragons’ Den

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2018

We’re so excited to share that our client, Jonathan Schloo, a Toronto inventor, was just backed on CBC’s Dragon’s Den with a whopping $100,000 deal! His ingenious invention is something... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
November 6, 2018
MAKO Named to the Prestigious Growth 500 Award

MAKO Named to the Prestigious Growth 500 Award

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2018

Recently Canadian Business named industrial design studio, MAKO as one of the prestigious 2018 Growth 500 list. Companies found themselves a spot on this list by growing their revenues by... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
October 4, 2018
Top Tips For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Top Tips For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2018

Kickstarter is no stranger for those who are trying to get their invention started and off the ground. The website helps not just designers and inventors but musicians, filmmakers, and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
June 28, 2018
2018 MAKO Student Innovation Award Applications Open

2018 MAKO Student Innovation Award Applications Open

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2018

The MAKO Student Innovation Award is a business pitch competition hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The competition will reward recipients and their invention ideas $10,500 from MAKO and... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2018
MAKO’s Partner, the DMZ, Named Best University-led Incubator in the World

MAKO’s Partner, the DMZ, Named Best University-led Incubator in the World

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2018

The DMZ at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada was just named the best university-led business incubator in the world! Since 2010, the DMZ has been helping tech and invention startups... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 26, 2018
Principles for Modern Product Design

Principles for Modern Product Design

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2018

There are several key principles that you should think through when developing and designing a product. Product and prototype design isn’t black and white and it’s important that it’s carefully... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
February 7, 2018
Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako on Apple  Podcast Peak Performers

Founder of MAKO Design, Kevin Mako on Apple Podcast Peak Performers

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2018

It’s well known around the MAKO offices that we follow the GSD Model. That’s the Get Sh*t Done model. We get whatever it is done as effectively and efficiently as... Read More

Mako Design + Invent
January 5, 2018