MAKO Named to Inc 5000 List as Fastest Growing Company!

We provide invention help to aspiring inventors and start ups.

MAKO has always strived to be a leader. It’s our mission to be leaders in manufacturing, product development, prototyping, and design. Now, we have been officially recognized as a major leader in North America, placing #1270 on the annual and much anticipated Inc. 5000 list! Our creativity providing invention help has propelled us into the world-renowned publication and will be gaining us the spotlight in the September 2017 issue.

“It’s an honor to be named on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies,” says Kevin Mako, Founder and President of Mako Design + Invent. “Over the years, we’ve tried to create the best in the country with our designers coming from top companies in North America. This is a true testament to our team’s hard work, commitment to providing superior invention help, and dedication to our clients.”

In the Dreamvention contest, we also provided invention help to kids looking to create new products.

Kevin Mako and Robert Herjevac at Google’s headquarters kicking off their national partnership for the Dreamvention contest.


MAKO’s Spot on the Inc 5000 List

Their were a number of requirements to meet in order to qualify for the list such as having revenue no less than $2,000,000 in 2016, having revenue no less than $100, 000 in 2013, and being a privately owned company. Our performance over the years providing invention help services, and through out this the meticulous review process, also gained us the #22 spot for Top Manufacturing companies, and the #23 spot for the Top Austin companies.

In the grand scheme, the list is considered a hallmark of entrepreneurial success among American private companies. The Founders and CEOs on this list tell Inc. Magazine they think determination, risk taking and vision were the keys to their success and is arguably the most persuasive evidence that the American Dream is still alive. At our firm, we see it’s still alive every day by providing invention help to our aspiring inventor clients who are chasing their dreams. When they succeed, we succeed and that’s why we’ve been named to this prestigious list.

It’s Been a Huge Year for MAKO

MAKO has experienced phenomenal growth in both revenue and employees over the last three years, the period that Inc. uses to create the list, which rose by 322%. Just a few months ago, MAKO was also named #69 on the Entrepreneur 360 list for being a leading company in driving innovation, developing entrepreneurship, and providing invention help and tremendous value for clients.

To see MAKO on the Inc. 5000 list, click here!

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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