Idea to Market: Create and Innovate Contest | MAKO Design + Invent

Win $2K to Bring Your Idea to Market

This is your chance to bring your invention to life! MAKO is running the Create and Innovate contest for innovators and inventors to submit their best inventions and see their ideas to market.

Who can participate? This contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States of America.  Candidates under 18 years of age must have consent from a parent or guardian.

What is the prize? The winner will win $2,000 worth of in-kind services towards conceptual design and prototyping. Visit our website to learn more about our services and our work. Projects will be evaluated by our team, and the winner will be selected based on market potential.

How do I submit my idea? *Applications closed. To enter the contest, you must fill in the application form (applications now closed)and send it back by email at with the subject reading “Create and Innovate Contest.”  Visuals of your ideas are welcome. Applications will be accepted from February 15, 2016, up to and including March 14th, 2016. The winner will be announced within the first week of April through our social media platforms and by email notification. So keep posted!

Terms and conditions: The competition requires a brief description of the product, including what it is, any technical specifications or features, a description of the design, and the target market for that product. A Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is attached to the application form to guarantee that your idea will not be shared with anyone outside our firm. To register, the NDA must be signed; we will then send it back to you with our signature within a couple of days. Candidates who have already worked with MAKO are not eligible for this contest.

Good luck, and spread the word!

(Applications are closed until the 2017 contest opens)

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, 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 designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, 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. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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