EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes some of the most innovative and influential leaders in the world. For the past 25 years, these awards have recognized the achievements of Canada’s entrepreneurial trailblazers. Kevin Mako, CEO of invention design business, MAKO is thrilled to be nominated for the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2018.
About the award
Entrepreneurs drive growth, they live outside the box, they disrupt industries, and the invention design business, plus create jobs. Entrepreneurs are part of what makes the world what it is today and our countries, provinces and cities wouldn’t be the same without them. That’s why EY feels they are worth celebrating in their annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
The nominees will be judged by a panel of judges which includes a variety of leaders from different industries such as Anne Sado, President of George Brown College, Lisa Melchior, President & Founder of VERTU Capital and more.
Entrepreneur of the Year winners and finalists represent the world’s most influential, innovative and exclusive network of entrepreneurs. By being named an Entrepreneur if the Year, winners will:
- Unlock an exclusive business network
- Harness the knowledge of top business advisors
- Elevate their brand through media opportunities
- Recognize the achievements of their team
- Receive a customized growth strategy session to take their business to the next level
About Kevin & MAKO, invention design business
Kevin Mako attended the Richard Ivey School of Business and incorporated his invention design business, MAKO at just 22 years old. Kevin graduated as class president with a specialization in entrepreneurship before continuing his education overseas in Hong Kong to study manufacturing and supply chain management. MAKO is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing small product businesses and early-stage invention startups. The team at MAKO is 25 people spread across three offices (Austin, London and Toronto).
MAKO is super thrilled about Kevin’s nomination and we can’t wait to see who takes home the title of EY Ontario’s Entrepreneur of the Year!
To learn more about the award and the other nominees, click here.
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 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. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!