Invention Development Company Opens Office in Austin, TX

by | Feb 24, 2015 | Company News, Industrial Design, Invention News, Press Releases

MAKO Design + Invent prides itself on helping as many aspiring inventors from coast to coast as possible. As an invention development company, it is integral to our success to be based in innovative and fast paced cities. Having offices in both Toronto and Austin has been a great asset in helping people bring their “what if” idea to life. Both of these cities are the perfect fit for MAKO, as they are home to so many creative minds and startups. These two offices have also allowed us to serve clients to the best of our ability and bring innovative products to the marketplace through our industrial design, engineering, patenting, and consumer product sales services. As an invention development company grows, so does the need for additional workspaces.  Early on in the New Year, our company announced some exciting news: MAKO moved from our existing shared office space in Austin to our very own, brand new, state of the art office in downtown ATX. The new Austin, Texas office is exactly what MAKO needed to take our industrial design firm to an entirely new level. This office is a great representation of MAKO Invent and really creates the right work environment for our new American team members and clients. With so many new projects coming to us and our business expanding at an immense rate, opening a new second location in Austin was the right next step for MAKO. As the President of MAKO Design + Invent, I believe in having a unique, open space, collaborative, and a professional work environment. The right work setting boosts productivity levels as well as the overall quality of work our invention development company puts out. Our employees work to the highest degree to exceed client expectations every time. We cannot wait to develop new products in this one-of-a-kind office.

Austin – The Perfect Place for a US Invention Development Company

Since I moved to Austin in early January to build out this office, I’ve had a number of clients, staff, industry affiliates, and university reps,  through the new space – The main question has been: Why Austin?!  Well, after a tremendous amount of research on a variety of top US city centers, and visiting most of them, Austin stood out for a few reasons which I’ll list below (yes, it needs a list!).  Although we plan to expand to other cities as well in the near future, Austin was the perfect US head office due to:
  1. It’s a tech-company epicenter – Forbes recently listed it as the ‘top innovative city’.  It is host to massive tech firms such as Dell’s head office, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.  It has regularly been listed as the 2nd best tech region next to Silicon Valley.
  2. It’s booming – Austin is the US’s fastest growing city, projected to expand at a whopping 6.1% projected economic growth rate (2011 to 2016).
  3. It’s incredibly talented – Top designs from all over the world flood to Austin every year.  The prominent and highly respected University of Texas is also located right in the heart of the city (we’re already hard at work setting up collaborative ventures between Mako Invent and UT)
  4. It’s awesome – Austin’s city slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”.  It is a city filled with cultural and economic diversity, pro-entrepreneurship, and a lot of creativity.  The citizens of Austin pride themselves on happiness, helping others, and continual improvement.
This is an exciting new chapter for MAKO Design + Invent – I hope to see many of you at the new office and around the industrial design community here in Austin!
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.



  1. Taylor Wilson

    Hello I have a few ideas for products and inventions that I was hoping to get evaluated. I have a few questions to get some background of your company. What kind of products do you work with?How many inventions has your company evaluated? How many of those inventions got positive or negative evaluations. How many customers do you have?
    How many of those customers received a net profit from the promoter’s services? How many of those customers have licensed their inventions because of your service.

    • MakoDesign

      Hi Taylor, great questions – Looks like you’ve been smart about doing your research on invention licencing companies. One big thing to note is that Mako is NOT an invention submission company. We are a industrial design and engineering firm. We are very different from those companies as we actually develop our client’s products all the way through to actual production. Of those clients that fully develop their products with us, at least half will make it to market. We turn down most ideas submitted, but don’t be discouraged, we always give constructive feedback as to how the idea could be approved to be more likely to make it to market. Feel free to reach out anytime at our Contact Us page, or learn more at


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