Industrial Design Firm in Toronto Head, Kevin Mako, speaks at OPN Event

Watch the Founders Funding Couch on Feb. 18 at 2:00 PM EST

It’s a show you don’t want to miss. Kevin Mako, the President and Founder of the leading industrial design firm in Toronto, will speak at the Founders Funding Couch. Watch as Kevin and other entrepreneurs provide their insight on hardware innovation.

Register now for free!

OPN Founders Funding Couch
Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 2:00 PM EST
This event will be held on an online Zoom call.

OPN (Open People Network) is a group of angel investors who help grow early-stage startups. Click here to learn more about the OPN and their startup assistance programs such as the Supporters Fund.

Our Industrial Design Firm in Toronto Gives Notes on Hardware Design

Want to brush up on your knowledge before the event? Here are some things to keep top of mind when it comes to hardware innovation.

At the Mako industrial design firm in Toronto, we have many years of experience helping clients fine-tune their ideas into great products. We understand the client’s desire to add features to create a unique, distinguishable product. However, we’re here to provide honest and transparent feedback to our clients. Hence, we often remind our clients that simplicity is the road to success.

The Minimum Viable Product

One of the things we recommend to our clients is to focus on creating the MVP, the Minimum Viable Product. The “Viable” in MVP means the product functions exactly as intended. While “Minimum” means saving valuable resources by spending the least amount of effort to make the prototype. At our industrial design firm in Toronto, we create iterative and functional prototypes. Consequently, this process helps our clients save money and efficiently test the viability of their idea. 

Industrial design firm in Toronto working on a minimum viable product.

The purpose of the MVP is to learn about how your customer interacts with your product. Certainly, a great user experience is key to making a great product. But is your product intuitive? Maybe the customer neglects some features of your product? Nonetheless, the best way to get accurate answers to these questions is to get a functional prototype in your customer’s hands. When our industrial design firm in Toronto creates an MVP, we want to help ensure that you don’t waste resources on unnecessary bells and whistles. In fact, the fewer resources you waste, the more flexibility you have to address product improvement opportunities. We want to help you use your time, money and energy on what truly matters. Making the best version of your product.

Hope you enjoyed that quick lesson and see you at the Founders Funding Couch show in a few days!

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!

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