Sign up for free to attend Kevin Mako’s QEC, a competition for student invention makers, keynote on January 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST!
As the pioneering product development firm, we’re regularly looking for ways to be a positive influence in the communities we operate in. Indeed, in the past several years, we’ve sponsored the QEC to help students bring their dream ideas to life. And on January 14, Kevin will be presenting his keynote virtually to aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide! Register today to attend this event for free!
Kevin has always had a passion for helping young entrepreneurs grow and turn their ideas into successful businesses. In fact, he himself started MAKO right out of high school. Thus, Kevin understands the challenges that other students may face as they start their entrepreneurial journey. To help student invention makers competing in the QEC, the top three winning teams receive an hour-long business consultation directly with Kevin!
About The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition
In its 34th year, the QEC is Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate startup competition for student invention makers. Remarkably, their team is comprised entirely of undergraduate students with a deep passion for helping aspiring entrepreneurs learn and transform their business ideas. In addition, participants will have the unique opportunity of meeting and networking with business leaders like Kevin.
Students from all over the world submit their business plans to the QEC to participate in this competition. From there, the top 15 teams pitch their business plans to a panel of expert judges comprised of today’s top Canadian business leaders. The top teams will receive over $150,000 in prizes! This year’s competitors feature teams from a wide breadth of industries including cleantech, health, and more!
The student competition event takes place over three days starting tonight on January 13. Tonight will feature opening remarks a workshop and networking opportunities. Tomorrow, January 14, is a fully loaded schedule with more speakers, workshops, and of course, the pitch competition itself. Immediately following the 15-team pitch competition is Kevin’s big keynote! The final top six teams compete for the top prizes on the last day of the event on January 15.
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!