Mako Design + Invent on the Third Season of Make48
Back in 2018, we were excited to hear that Mako Design + Invent received the opportunity to appear on National TV! As one of the leading and top product development firms in North America, it is extremely important for us to take any opportunities to give back to as many design communities and efforts to inspire and encourage innovation. Once we received the offer to reappear on the third season of Make48, we knew that this would be the perfect show that fits exactly with what we love to preach and support about design and innovation at Mako Design and Invent! In 2018, our director of design, Tim Uys, appeared as a judge on the second season of the invention show Make48, and was invited once more to take part on an expert panel of judges to provide feedback and expertise to young inventors once more!
Make48 is an invention show competition that encourages young inventors to take part in a real-life challenge of taking a product from a simple napkin design to store shelf. The shows structure is filmed in a documentary style. The shows premise introduces multiple teams comprised of young inventors from across the nation and are given product challenges. The teams must then build the invention from a simple napkin design to a product that can be sold of store shelves. After designing the product, the teams will present the product in front the panel of judges with a website or video – all within 48 hours. The top teams who win and impress the panel of judges win the opportunity to keep their intellectual property, acquire a license agreement and have their product go to market.
The Third Season of Make48
During the third season of Make48, this season featured young inventors from universities and colleges all across the united states to compete against each other on the invention show and create an innovative product. The product challenge for the third season of Make48 was for each team to come up with a product that related to disaster relief and prevention. Following coming up with the idea of their product, the young inventors were to build a working prototype of the concept and present to the judges all within 48 hours. Throughout the competition, teams are given the chance the test run their products and receive valuable feedback from the panel of judges.
Our Director of Design, Tim Uys on Make48
Amongst the panel of expert judges, was Mako Design + Invents Director of Design, Tim Uys. The third season of Make48 would be Tim’s second time appearing on the show as he returns once more to provide the young inventors on the invention show valuable and crucial advice, perspective, corrections and feedback on their prototypes and products.
Mako Design as a Sponsor for the Third Season of Make48
Not only did Mako Design + Invent appear on the second and third season of Make48, but we are a major sponsor of the show as the shows core values follow what we truly believe in for future of product development and innovation. At Mako Design + Invent, we are not only passionate about product design, but love to encourage and mentor young inventors about the world of design in order to grow a future where innovation thrives and exists to help progress our world. Therefore, having a passionate member from out team appear on the third season of Make48 was an enriching experience to help encourage the growth of innovation across tv-watchers worldwide and aspiring inventors.
Want to watch Make48? You can catch it live on PBS or check out the PBS site to watch past seasons and see Mako Design + Invent in action!
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 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!