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126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

July 19, 2022

With Mark Maybury, CTO of Stanley Black and Decker

Mark Maybury is the Chief Technology Officer at Stanley Black and Decker. He is also a member of the Defense Science Board and was a Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force. Today Mark is going to share some valuable knowledge for inventors, startups, and small manufacturers on what makes a consumer product great in 2022, and how to consider these things from the design phase, through to production, then onto scaling up.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • What makes a great new product in your industry
  • Innovative, valuable, and scalable
  • Environmentally and socially
  • Big companies look at innovators and inventors to be the change master
  • Scaling a hardware startup business
  • There are many parts to scaling, not just sales.
  • Pitching to Stanley black and decker
  • Genuine need, real value created, and a great team (humility)
  • Secrets of innovation
  • Observe carefully, listen deeply, think outside of the box, experiment with purpose, and collaborate.

EPISODE LINKS

Mark Maybury / Stanley Black and Decker Links:

The Product Startup Podcast Links:

Mako Design Links:

Kevin Mako Links:

Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.

About Us: 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.