005 - Miniature construction materials with Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo of Mini Materials - The Product Startup: Product development | MAKO Design + Invent

005 – Miniature construction materials with Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo of Mini Materials – The Product Startup: Product development

MAKO Design + Invent – April 10, 2016

How Mat got the idea, prototyped, and started selling miniature cinder blocks. How they 3D print, prototype and test ideas for under $500. Their strategy for quickly growing revenue and how they decide which products to develop.

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