The Product Startup Podcast | MAKO Design + Invent


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.

Recent Episodes of the Product Startup Podcast

081: How To License Major Brands and Celebrities

June 23, 2021

With Rhett Silverstein, Inbound Licensing Expert

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080: How to Maximize Your Product's Sales in Retail Stores

June 16, 2021

With Blair Severn, Past National Head of Sony Stores

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079: How To Start Selling Your Product Then Scale

June 9, 2021

With Jan Cavelle, founder of Cavelle Furniture

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078: Selling Products Direct to End-Users via Shopify

June 2, 2021

With Tom Patterson, Founder of Wknd Digital

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077: Using Prospective Customers to Develop a Product

May 26, 2021

With West Stringfellow, past executive at Target, Amazon, & TechStars

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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.