The Product Startup Podcast - MAKO Design + Invent


Podcast - From Invention Idea to Store Shelves

The hardware product development industry's #1 podcast. From invention idea to getting onto store shelves, and everything in between. Hear how inventors, product startups, & small manufacturers created their inventions and launched their physical product businesses. Learn from the industry's top industrial designers, mechanical engineers, PCB designers, consumer product managers, manufacturers, patent attorneys, hardware investors, and more. Learn about industrial design / product design, prototyping, 3d printing, additive manufacturing, product manufacturing, marketing, selling, patenting, logistics, and product business scaling. Now hosted by Kevin Mako, one of the keynote leaders of the startup product development industry in North America, founder of Mako Design + Invent, and Masters of Engineering lecturer.

Recent Episodes of the Product Startup Podcast

104: Medical Device Certification vs Wellness Device

December 1, 2021

With Bryon Bhagwandin, A 20-Year Medical Device Entrepreneur

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103: How to Get a New Product’s First B2B Sales

November 24, 2021

With Patrick Daly, Author & Product Entrepreneur

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102: How Students Start Successful Hardware Businesses

November 17, 2021

With Scott Evans, Director of Inventionworks at UT

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101: Payment Processing for Small Hardware Manufacturers

November 10, 2021

With Nic Beique, CEO of Helcim

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100: Pitch Deck Storytelling for Hardware Funding

November 3, 2021

With Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller

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About Us: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to small businesses, startups, 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. Feel free to Contact Us anytime for help with your project.