The Product Startup Podcast | MAKO Design + Invent

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 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. Hosted by Kevin Mako, North America’s leading expert on product development for physical product startups, founder of MAKO Design + Invent, keynote speaker, and Masters of Engineering lecturer.  Sponsored by PTC’s best-in-class software solutions Onshape: The only cloud-native product development platform that delivers full-featured computer-aided design (CAD), integrated product data management (PDM) and enterprise analytics in a single system, and Creo: 3D CAD solution that provides designers with the most innovative tools to build better products faster, such as generative design, additive manufacturing, real-time simulation, IoT, and augmented reality. 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

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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212: The Customer Experience for New Hardware Products

February 5, 2024
With Jason Friedman, CEO at CXFormula

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211: Establishing Product Manufacturing Operations

January 28, 2024
With Nikhil Joshi, CEO of SNic Solutions

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210: Using Ad Funnels for D2C Product Sales

January 18, 2024
With Taylor Frame, Co-Founder of Focus Funnels

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209: Materials Research for Consumer Product Design

January 12, 2024
With Ori Yudilevich, CTO of Materials Zone

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208: Choosing Quality Materials for Your Consumer Product

December 28, 2023
With Kelley Thornton, CEO of Tiege Hanley, Inc.

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207: 4 Parts of Intellectual Property for a Hardware Startup

December 22, 2023
With Steven Weigler, Founding Attorney at EmergeCounsel

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206: How to Sell Your Hardware Product Business

December 14, 2023
With Dan Shea, Managing Director of Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation

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205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods

December 13, 2023
With Tomide Adesanmi, Founder of Circuit Mind

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204: Build a List of Wholesale Buyers for Your New Invention

December 1, 2023
With Collin Mitchell, Managing Director of Leadium

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203: Design for Manufacturing for a New Invention Product

November 24, 2023
With Paul Davis, Senior Industrial Designer at MAKO Design

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202: Paid Advertising for Hardware Products on TikTok

November 16, 2023
With Nikki Lindgren, Founder of Pennock

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201: Product Listing Success on Amazon Marketplace

November 9, 2023
With Robb Green, Founder of Solving Alpha

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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!