MAKO Client Backed With $100,000 Deal on Dragons’ Den

by | Nov 6, 2018 | Featured Blog, Innovation, Invention Tips, Inventors, Start-ups

We’re so excited to share that our client, Jonathan Schloo, a Toronto inventor, was just backed on CBC’s Dragon’s Den with a whopping $100,000 deal! His ingenious invention is something we should all have in our homes, and with the plan to sell the product in stores like Costco, it very well could be something we all have in our homes in a few years. We are thrilled to say we helped bring Jonathan’s idea to life with our award-winning services including concept design, detailed engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing! Continue reading for more on the CarGenerator and the Dragons’ Den viewing party. 


We helped this Toronto inventor bring the CarGenerator to life.

CarGenerators at the Toronto viewing party.


MAKO and Toronto Inventor Team Up to Create a Dragons’ Den Success 

Jonathan Schloo recently pitched his invention to the dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den and walked away with a life-changing deal of $100,000. The questions and negotiations were intense with a lot of interest from every single dragon. In the end, Vincenzo Guzzo, CEO of Cinemas Guzzo, and Jim Treliving, CEO of Boston Pizza, saw huge potential to sell the product in stores like Costco and went in on the investment together. Check out the video from the CarGenerator viewing party in the heart of beautiful downtown Toronto, and behind the scenes perspective from the Toronto inventor below: 



This Toronto Inventor Thinks Ahead

So what exactly is the CarGenerator? Well, did you know your vehicle has 3 of the 4 necessary components to make a generator? But, instead of maintaining a smelly, heavy, and huge gas generator, all you would need is the CarGenerator! Now, you have the world’s most reliable, ultralight, clean, and easy-to-store power generation solution. Now, you have a backup generator for your house, cottage, or even while camping. CarGenerator will help you run:

  • Your home furnace and sump pump
  • The fridge or other appliances
  • Lights and/or TVs, computers, and more
  • RV or trailer batteries
  • Bouncy castles, and fun toys for your kids next birthday
  • Medical devices


Let us know what you think of this invention! Did you see Jonathan Schloo on Dragons’ Den? 



Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Company Team

MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



  1. Louanne korolischuk

    I have a great product idea

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Hi Louanne!

      Thanks so much for your comment! We would love to chat with you about your idea. We will send you an email at the address you’ve provided to set up a meeting with our Product Strategy team. Looking forward to chatting with you!


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