Financial Help for Inventors in Canada: Kevin in Top Investment Podcast

Mako President and Founder Featured on Major Financial Podcast

Third largest Canadian bank? Over 25 million customers? That would be Scotiabank. They’re also the home of the Dri Financial Group at Social Wealth Management. The Dri Financial Group is led by Richard Dri, their founder and portfolio manager. His team is dedicated to offering the best financial help and investment advice with a special focus on the needs of entrepreneurs and business owners. His mission doesn’t start and end during work hours either. In fact, as the host of The Wealth Navigator Podcast, he and his guests discuss current investment strategies and personal finance tools used by the most successful business owners. Indeed, not unlike some of the topics that our President and Founder, Kevin Mako covers on MAKO’s own podcast, The Product Startup Podcast. With over 1000 inventions under our belt, dozens of awards, and invitations to world-famous publications such as Forbes, there’s a lot that Kevin has to share when it comes to financial help for inventors in Canada.

All you aspiring or experienced inventors listen up. You’ve read that finances are one of the key elements when it comes to building a successful business. And one example of this, as Kevin states in this episode, is, “If you’re not willing to invest your own money, even just to start, then you’re going to have a very hard time convincing others.” So you’ll need to check out Richard’s podcast to learn how to manage and use your finances to maximize the success of your product hardware business. Listen as Richard and Kevin help entrepreneurs build a business free of financial constraints so they can focus on what matters the most – the customer.

Financial help for inventors in Canada: The Wealth Navigator Podcast

The Wealth Navigator Podcast Episode 84: Great Ideas Become Booming Businesses with Kevin Mako

In this episode of The Wealth Navigator Podcast, Kevin Mako is going to provide financial help for inventors in Canada. Listen as he shares his journey as an entrepreneur starting from the early days of Mako Design + Invent to where it is today. In this special hour-long episode, you’ll hear about:

  • How Kevin came up with the great idea to start MAKO Design + Invent.
  • The challenges of operating in both Canada and the United States.
  • Several case studies of MAKO client inventions.
  • Insights on how much it costs to transform an idea to a fully functioning product.
  • Tips to scaling your business.
  • How to manage your income and plan your finances.

Catch the full episode on financial help for inventors in Canada here.

Kevin Mako

For more information about Richard Dri’s Dri Financial Group at Scotia Wealth Management, visit If you’d like to learn more about Scotia Wealth Management, visit Scotia Capital Inc. is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Wealth advisory and brokerage services are provided by ScotiaMcLeod, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. 

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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