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

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.