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THE PRODUCT STARTUP PODCAST

Podcast - From Invention Idea to Store Shelves

The Product Startup Podcast is the hardware product development industry's #1 podcast. From developing invention ideas into tangible products to getting onto store shelves and everything in between. Gain insight into how product inventors, startups, and manufacturers created their inventions, launched their product businesses, and scaled their innovative ventures into renowned enterprises. Learn from the industry's top industrial designers, mechanical engineers, PCB designers, consumer product managers, manufacturers, patent attorneys, hardware investors, and more. Broaden your understanding of industrial design, prototyping, 3D printing, additive manufacturing, product manufacturing, D2C marketing and sales, patenting, logistics, and product business scaling.

Hosted by Kevin Mako, North America’s leading expert on product development for physical product startups, President and Founder of MAKO Design + Invent, keynote speaker, and Master of Engineering lecturer. Produced by MAKO Design + Invent, the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors.

Recent Episodes of The Product Startup Podcast

227: How to Sell Your Invention Direct to Companies as a Promotional Product

May 24, 2024
With Jeff Lerner, CEO and Founder of Misnomer

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226: Maximizing Your Invention’s Perceived Value Through Marketing

May 16, 2024
With Valentin Radu, CEO & Founder of Omniconvert

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225: Communication Silos for Product Design Stakeholders

May 9, 2024
With John Conafay, Co-Founder & CEO of Integrate

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224: Expanding Your Product Into New Verticals

May 2, 2024
With Danny Angers, Co-Founder, EVP & CFO of VOSKER Cameras

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223: Mechanical Prototype Parts vs. Pre-Production Parts for Plastic Inventions

April 26, 2024
With Tim Uys, Director of Design at MAKO Design + Invent

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222: Securing Grants for Scaling Up a Hardware Startup

April 18, 2024
With Micki Vandeloo, President of Lakeview Consulting

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221: How to Go from Prototype to First Manufacturing Run

April 11, 2024
With Keenan Wyrobek, Co-Founder & CTO of Zipline

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220: How Storytelling Drives Consumer Product Sales

April 5, 2024
With Akeem Shannon, CEO & Founder of Flipstik

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219: Hiring Your First Team Members at a Hardware Startup

March 28, 2024
With Kevin Lavelle, CEO & Co-Founder of Mizzen+Main and Harbor

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218: Best Sales Processes for Selling Hardware Products

March 21, 2024
With Wesleyne Whittaker, CEO of Transformed Sales

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217: Using Crowdfunding for Real Customer Feedback on Your Invention

March 14, 2024
With Yuri Dvoinos, CIO of Aura & Serial Entrepreneur

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216: 5 Key Tips For Starting Your Product Development Journey

March 11, 2024
With Wade Harmidy, Operations & Project Manager at MAKO Design + Invent

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215: Launching a New Product on Walmart Marketplace

March 1, 2024
With Michael Lebhar, CEO and Co-Founder of SellCord

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214: Affiliate Marketing for D2C Sales of Inventions

February 22, 2024
With Alex Back, Founder of Couch.com & Former COO and Founder of Apt2B

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213: Researching How Your Product Fits on Amazon

February 15, 2024
With Lesley Hensell, Co-Founder of Riverbend Consulting & Author

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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!