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MAKO and SAGE Canada Partnership for Entrepreneurship!

MAKO Invent Launches Partnership with SAGE Canada

Focus on the advancement of Canadian Youth Entrepreneurship through innovation

Toronto, ON – November 14, 2014This month, MAKO Invent and SAGE Canada have joined together in partnership with the shared goal of advancing youth entrepreneurship in Canada. As its Founding Industry Partner, MAKO will bring to the SAGE program incredible resources and support, helping to ensure that student’s gain the knowledge and skill sets that poises them for success. As per the first year of the partnership, MAKO will deliver on an annual basis a variety of benefits to SAGE Canada, including speaking engagements at 5 registered schools, a number of blog and social media posts across its networks, and unique involvement in the National Competition Awards. In lieu of these efforts, SAGE Canada will recognize MAKO Invent as its Founding Industry Partner on its website and across promotional materials.

“We see an opportunity as the founding Industry Partner with SAGE as a great opportunity to give back and inspire Canada’s next generation of business leaders and innovators,” said James Chalmers, VP Strategy of MAKO Invent. “Though the students often look to us as inspiration, it truly goes both ways. These students commit so much of their own time and resources to change their own communities, and in doing so inspire us as business leaders to ensure we are continue to provide cutting-edge services.”

SAGE and MAKO Invent will work together on an annual basis to identify additional activation opportunities that drive the mutual objective of advancing youth entrepreneurship in Canada.

About MAKO Design + Invent
Innovate, Invent, Imagine, Inspire. Established in 1999, MAKO Invent was founded to provide inventors with end-to-end invention development support, enabling them to take their ideas from concept to store shelves. Proudly North American  owned and operated, MAKO Invent has quickly become a reputable full service consumer product development firm, actively work with clients across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Working with inventors, product developers, and enterprise clients, MAKO Invent’s experts support their partners in moving from concept to design, prototype to patents, then manufacturing to market. MAKO’s team of product professionals pride themselves on long-term partnerships with home inventors, commercial product developers & manufacturers, universities, patent attorneys, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, web developers, media outlets, and more. MAKO is proud of the many of products it has taken from the early stages of an invention idea through to mass market success across North America. Looking to the future, MAKO Invent continues its commitment to being a hub for world class excellence in innovation and invention entrepreneurship through its campus, inventor, and enterprise product development programs.

About SAGE Canada
SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) Canada is an international network that provides youth with the opportunity to become entrepreneurs by enhancing their business skills through educational workshops, competitions, and networking events. The primary goal of SAGE Canada is to advance youth entrepreneurship and help to make a difference in the world. We aim to link resources and opportunities to empower students to reach their full potential. In assisting young students, we hope to better prepare them for post-secondary education and the workforce. Students also have the opportunity to create a positive impact by creating and implementing innovative business ventures. These entrepreneurs are responsible for creating and operating a business venture that addresses a need within their community. Through guidance, mentorship, consultations, and education, we support every SAGE team as they strive to achieve their goals.

About Us: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry’s leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.

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