The Most Innovative and Most Promising to Receive Mako Design Awards

MAKO Awarding Best Projects at This Year’s Maker Festival

Attention all makers, tinkerers, and builders-of-things! This year’s Maker Festival in Toronto has an all new component brought to you by Mako Design, our engineering design firm. For the most innovative, most interesting, and most promising projects, we give you an honorary Mako Design Award!


Toronto’s Maker Festival

The Maker Festival is a celebration of Toronto’s tech, DIY, and maker communities. And who better to recognize and encourage the pursuit of these projects than our engineering design firm! Starting July 6 and continuing for over a month, the Maker Festival is hosting over 100 events run by maker spaces, creative organizations, and studios in Toronto. Kicking off these events is the Maker Extravaganza where makers gather to show off their projects to over 15, 000 attendees, and where we will be awarding the greatest creators!

This robot shooting flames is a favorite at our engineering design firm.

One of the many amazing creations at last year’s Maker Festival in Austin, Texas.

Awards Brought to You By Our Engineering Design Firm

Alongside the Maker Festival Team, in conjunction with our engineering design firm, we are searching for the most interesting, innovative, and promising projects. Those with elements of robust creativity, simple functionality, and tasteful design will all be pulling for our attention. We’re looking for the projects that make us say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Or simply the straight up weird, wacky, and wonderful projects and products that make us say “Woah!”

As an engineering design firm, we appreciate the simplicity of such an invention.

A human powered potter’s plate and something that would definitely make us say “Wow!”

Thanks to the incredible volunteers, sponsors, and VIP’s, the Toronto Maker Festival is completely free to attend. It’s not just for techy or design people either. With everything from art installation to textiles to wearables and robotics, there’s a little something for everyone. We hope to see you down there. Tag us on Facebook and twitter @MakoInvent and let us know what you think the best projects are!

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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