The Product Startup Podcast | MAKO Design + Invent

THE PRODUCT STARTUP PODCAST

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

132: Invention Success in the Construction Industry

July 13, 2022

With Todd Drouillard, Science and Technology at HED

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131: Why Doing Good with Your Hardware Product Matters

July 6, 2022

With Jos Harrison, Global Head of design at Reckitt

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130: Choosing an eCommerce Platform for your Hardware Product

June 22, 2022

With Tim Bucciarelli, Director at IronPlane

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129: The Best Hardware Product Development Processes

June 15, 2022

With John Carter, Past Chief Engineer at Bose

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128: Creating an App for your Hardware Device

June 8, 2022

With Piotr Zajac, CEO of Untitled Kingdom

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127: Benefits of Makerspaces To Product Startups

June 1, 2022

With Tom Pupo, Founder of Moonlighter Miami

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126: What Makes A Consumer Product Invention Great

May 11, 2022

With Mark Maybury, CTO of Stanley Black and Decker

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125: Pitching Your Invention to Big Product Businesses

May 11, 2022

With Dougal Grimes, VP Innovation at SpinMaster Toys

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124: Raising $1 Million for a Hardware Startup

April 27, 2022

With Ryan Lewendon, Partner at Giannuzzi Lewendon LLP

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123: Selling A Hardware Product on B2B Platforms

April 20, 2022

With Gil Bar-Lev, Founder of HomeRoots

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122: Modern Methods for New Product Development

April 13, 2022

With John McEleney, Co-Founder of OnShape

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121: Disrupt an Industry with your Hardware Invention

April 6, 2022

With Alexander Manu, Author & Lecturer

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120: People & Mindset at a Hardware Startup

March 30, 2022

With Karin Lindner, Author of Make Manufacturing Sexy

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119: Planning for the Unexpected in Product Design

March 23, 2022

With Kelly Schmutte, Lecturer at Stanford d.School

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118: Behavioral Science of Subtraction in Product Design

March 16, 2022

With Leidy Klotz, Professor at University of Virginia

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117: Successful Equity Crowdfunding for Hardware Startups

March 9, 2022

With Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, CEO of FrontFundr

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116: How to Turn an Invention into a Product Business

March 2, 2022

With Tom Gray, CEO of the Make48 TV Show

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115: How To Successfully Design & Launch a Toy Invention

February 23, 2022

With Dan Klitsner, Inventor of Bop It

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114: Designing an MVP for a New Consumer Product

February 16, 2022

With Magnus Skold, Senior Industrial Design at Mako Design

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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.