Invention Development Company Opens Office in Austin, TX
Austin – The Perfect Place for a US Invention Development CompanySince 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:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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)
- 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.
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
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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