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057: From Invention Idea to $100,000 on Dragon’s Den

MAKO Design + Invent – November 1, 2020

With Jonathan Schloo, Founder and Inventor of the Car Generator

Kevin sits down with Jonathan Schloo, the Founder and Inventor of the Car Generator. An ingenious device, Schloo created the first ever car generator when in need of hydro while camping with his family. Soon after, he recognized that there was an opportunity to build a successful business by helping people power their homes during stormy nights with the cars parked right in their driveway.

Throughout the episode, the two discuss how Schloo took his initial invention to a product selling on Amazon and in big box retailers, and all the lessons he learned along the way. First time product founders – this one’s for you.

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