Cobie Smulders Partners with MAKO for Dreamvention 2019

Celebrity Cobie Smulders Partners with MAKO for Dreamvention

January 31, 2019

Everyone at one point in their life was a child with a dream to create. That is why MAKO was so thrilled to be invited by Frito-Lay to work with these young inventors on the Dreamvention competition.

Families are given the chance to work together using their imaginations to solve a problem in everyday life for a chance to win $250,000. MAKO’s top invention services were put to good use in developing the 5 finalists’ ideas in the inaugural 2018 year, and we look forward to doing it again in 2019! 


Celebrity Cobie Smulders showing her support for the Dreamvention program.

Celebrity, Cobie Smulders Gives MAKO a Huge Shout Out on NBC!

In a recent interview, Cobie Smulders was featured on NBC New York to talk about her involvement with the Dreamvention program. Smulders speaks with exuberance over her experience in meeting the kid-ventors a few months back.

She also mentions MAKO in the talk show interview and our relationship to the program, complimenting MAKO for being “an amazing company” that brought the 5 finalists’ ideas to life with our top invention services. Smulders encourages viewers to go to the Dreamvention website and vote for their favourite finalists’ new inventions.

Top Invention Services Put to Good Use As MAKO Teams Up with Cobie Smulders on Dreamvention

MAKO’s top invention services weren’t the only ones to get asked to be involved with this great contest. The Avengers star Cobie Smulders has also joined the Dreamvention team. Cobie Smulders, now a mother of two, joined in encouraging families to brainstorm new invention ideas together. She values the importance of spending quality time together as a family and understands this competition is a good way of promoting family bonding.

Dreamvention Program Promotes the Importance of Family

Smulders, being an imaginative child once upon a time herself, appreciates the passion and creativity that surrounds this contest. As an aspiring marine biologist in her youth, Cobie Smulders takes kindly to scientific endeavours like the ones being implemented in the submissions we have seen within Dreamvention.

She admires the Dreamvention program because it gives families a podium to display their creative abilities and hard work. To motivate the families further, Smulders and four STEM-focused museums partnered together to give them free admission to spark their creativity for their ideas. Little did they know our top invention services would be used to bring their ideas to life.

Watch the full interview to hear Cobie talk about her passion for the program.

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst.

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 designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, 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!


  1. Deb

    June 16, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Want to get my idea moving forward. Not good at drawing but can make a mock prototype

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      June 21, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Deb! We will send you a message to your email to discuss next steps!

  2. Aretha Fogg

    August 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    I have a idea to help with a need, that I’ve not seen. I’ve done research and want to know my next step. Taking it from my mind/idea to prototype.

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      August 22, 2019 at 10:47 am

      Hi Aretha!

      Thanks so much for your comment. We can definitely help you out with your idea! We will send you an email shortly to discuss your next steps. Cheers!

  3. Eve Petty

    October 11, 2019 at 10:38 am

    I have a couple of ideas that I’ve been “sitting on” for years. Just been busy with life. Wondering what you would think of them.

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      October 11, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Hello Eve!

      Thanks so much for your comment! We would love to chat with you about your ideas. 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!

  4. Lydell Hall

    November 18, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I have an idea that came to mind today that I believe would be profitable. Where do I start ?

    • MAKO Design + Invent

      November 19, 2019 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Lydell!

      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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