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Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

Taking the Hard Out of Hardware: A Quick Recap of the Founders Funding Couch

On February 18th, Kevin Mako, Mako Design’s President, spoke at the OPN Founders Funding Couch event. Hosted by Jeffery Potvin, a Canadian angel investor who invested in over 55 companies, this show attracts investors, business owners, and experts from a multitude of industries. The purpose of this show is for participants to share their unique […] ... Read More
Mako Design + Invent
March 1, 2021
Pivoting During a Pandemic

Pivoting During a Pandemic

It’s a tough reality for businesses and inventors. We’re under enormous amounts of pressure to innovate and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Mako Design, we want to strengthen the front line by helping the healthcare industry. Last May, we partnered with 3DPPGTHA to help keep our essential workers and health care workers safe. In […] ... Read More
Mako Design + Invent
February 25, 2021
Celebrating National Engineers Week 2021!

Celebrating National Engineers Week 2021!

One of the ways we say thank you to our engineers and invention makers in Canada and the US is by celebrating the annual National Engineers Week! This year’s celebrations take place from February 21-27! This week-long celebration started way back in 1951 by the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers). National Engineers Week, EWeek […] ... Read More
Mako Design + Invent
February 24, 2021
Building the Founding Team: What are the Ideal Roles?

Building the Founding Team: What are the Ideal Roles?

Do invention makers in Austin need a co-founder to start a business? You have a product idea, you validated it and you feel pretty confident you can take it to the next level. But you’re not sure if you need or want help doing it. Jobs needed Woz and Wayne to start Apple. Gates needed […] ... Read More
Mako Design + Invent
February 23, 2021
Using a SWOT Analysis to Validate Your Idea

Using a SWOT Analysis to Validate Your Idea

When you come to Mako Design with your product idea, we understand that it’s much like introducing us to your baby. You’ve worked hard and prepared yourself to bring it into this world, nurture it and help it grow. We also understand this is a very personal thing for you. But to give ideas the […] ... Read More
Mako Design + Invent
February 22, 2021