When our boss Kevin isn’t busy presenting entrepreneurial keynotes on the main stage, writing for Forbes, spearheading community-building events with Hollywood movie stars, participating in earth-shattering collabs, teaching at one of the top universities in Canada, or providing world-class product development services to our clients, you can find him is hosting The Product Startup Podcast. In fact, this invention development podcast is the number one podcast in our industry. It’s also one of Welp Magazine’s top industrial podcasts in 2021 – one of the top three podcasts to be exact! If you haven’t heard them, Welp Magazine is an online information hub for all your business needs. They regularly write about various business software, office equipment, innovation, management, regulation, and risk.
The Product Startup Podcast
Listeners of this invention development podcast will be treated to the voice of our President and Founder, Kevin Mako. He regularly invites industry leaders with some really impressive pedigrees to share their entrepreneurial stories. Each guest, whether they’re a manager, inventor, or a founder, provides insights on how they launched their product business. Indeed, you’ll learn about industrial design, product design, prototyping, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, product manufacturing, marketing, selling, patenting, logistics, product business scaling, and much more. We’re currently 80 episodes strong! But this is just the beginning!
Some of the latest episodes of our invention development podcast include some incredible guests. We recently had the pleasure of chatting with customer experience extraordinaire West Stringfellow and business growth expert Tom Patterson.
West Stringfellow was featured a few weeks ago on episode 77. Former Senior Project Manager at Amazon. And also a former executive at Target, Paypal, Visa, and Rosetta Stone. Currently, he’s the CEO of HowDo, a website that provides free training and experiences for aspiring entrepreneurs. In this episode, West explains why you need to put the customer first in everything you do.
Tom Patterson is a serial entrepreneur. Featured in episode 78, he is the owner of several e-commerce brands. As well as a manufacturing facility and even his own e-commerce agency, Wknd Digital. In this episode, Tom shares his experience from turning startups into a business with nine-figure online sales. More specifically, he gives great advice on how to sell directly to consumers while building a product line in this special episode on our invention development podcast.
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!