Kevin Mako Keynotes Competition for Student Invention Makers

Kevin Mako Keynotes The Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition 2022

January 13, 2022

Sign up to virtually attend the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition weekend – a competition for innovative students with brilliant invention or service ideas – which our CEO, Kevin Mako, will be keynoting on January 14th, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST!

As a pioneering product development firm, we are constantly looking for ways to positively influence the communities we operate in. In fact, throughout the past several years, we’ve sponsored the QEC to help students bring their dream ideas to life. On January 14th, Kevin will be presenting his keynote virtually to aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. Register today to attend this event for free!

Kevin Mako speaking at QEC competition for student invention makers

Kevin has always had a passion for helping young entrepreneurs grow and turn their ideas into successful businesses. In fact, he himself started MAKO Design + Invent right out of high school. Thus, Kevin understands the challenges that other students face as they commence their entrepreneurial journey. To help student innovators compete in the QEC, Kevin will provide an hour-long business consultation to the top three winning teams! 

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 collectively 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 and begins tonight, January 13th. Tonight will feature opening remarks, a workshop, and networking opportunities. Tomorrow, January 14th, has 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 15th.

We can’t wait for the final weekend of this competition to kick off! Hope to see you there.


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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