Podcast - From Invention Idea to Store Shelves

The 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.

066 – E-Commerce Platforms for Launching a Consumer Product

Mako Design + Invent
March 9, 2021

Deirdre is the President of Growth Boss, an e-commerce strategy agency.

Her team helps product startups scale to 6 and 7 figure online product businesses.

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065 – Hardware Funding from Seed Financing to Millions

Mako Design + Invent
March 2, 2021

Jefferey is the Founder and President of The Open People Network, an organization that invests in early stage companies, including many hardware startups. OPN simultaneously runs pitch nights, entrepreneurship communities, and expert panels for startup funding education. Jeffery also has been an Angel Investor for many years. Today he is going to share some valuable knowledge on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can fund the growth of their product business – From invention development all the way to raising millions of dollars of growth capital, and all the funding stages in between. Today you will hear us talk about:

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064 – Preparing and Executing Your Product’s First Production Run

Mako Design + Invent
February 23, 2021

Mike ran a design firm in Hong Kong back in the 90s, then was A Senior Design Lead at Sunbeam, then a manager at Hewlett Packard, and then spent 10 years with Dell running their entire business desktops design division.

He has made over 50 trips to China for manufacturing sourcing, and has consulted dozens of hardware startups on overseas production.

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