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

150: Building Product Prototypes with Your Design Team

November 16, 2022

With Robert Irwin, Lead Industrial Designer

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149: How to Professionally Prototype your Invention Idea

November 9, 2022

With Mike Morton, Industrial Design Leader

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148: Grow Your Hardware Product Sales Via Trade Shows

November 2, 2022

With Jim Cermak, Founder of Trade Show University

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147: Transition from Hardware Product Startup to Hardware Scaleup

October 26, 2022

With Morgan Teachworth, VP of Engineering at Cisco Meraki

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146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

October 19, 2022

With Michael Corr, Founder of Duro PDM

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145: Expanding Your Startup Hardware Product Line

October 12, 2022

With Hussain Almossawi, Author of The Innovator’s Handbook

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144: How to Sell a New Invention on Amazon Marketplace

October 5, 2022

With Chris Moe, Co-Founder of Cartograph

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143: Build Your Own Manufacturing For Your Invention

September 28, 2022

With Don Skaggs, President of The Fulson Group

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142: Preparing Your Product for Manufacturing Overseas

September 21st, 2022

With Mike Deigan, VP of Global Link Sourcing

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141: Product Sales Process for Hardware Startups

September 14th, 2022

With Scott Brogan, President of Company Expert

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140: Local Manufacturing for a New Hardware Invention Idea

September 7th, 2022

With Nigel Southway, Author of Take Back Manufacturing

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139: How to Scale Your Physical Product in Retail Stores

August 31st, 2022

With Marc Inkol, President at Explorer Research

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138: Using Audio Ads to Sell New Hardware Products

August 24th, 2022

With Stew Redwine, VP Creative at Oxford Road

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137: Customer Feedback at Physical Product Launches

August 17th, 2022

With Matt Selbie, President of Opiniator

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136: Selling a New Physical Product with Google Ads

August 10th, 2022

With Jem Bourouh, Partner at Accelerated

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135: Performance Marketing for New Hardware Products

August 3rd, 2022

With Jake Schmidt, CEO of Structured Agency

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134: How To Sell Your Hardware Product B2B

July 27, 2022

With Bill Dickinson, 35-Year Sales Executive

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133: Using Email Marketing to Sell Physical Products

July 20, 2022

With Jacob Anson, Cofounder of Agency JR

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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 25, 2022

With Mark Maybury, CTO of Stanley Black and Decker

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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!