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232: Video Product Renderings for Your Invention

2024-07-07 - With David Brown, Industrial Designer at MAKO Design + Invent

231: Selling Your Invention on Your Own Website Starting from Zero

2024-06-20 - With Hamdy Albana, Co-Founder of Push Analytics

230: Product Packaging Advice for Your New Hardware Invention

2024-06-14 - With Elizabeth Corbett, President of Enterprise Sales at AE Global

229: Overview of Patenting for Hardware Startups

2024-06-07 - With Tom Dunlap, Managing Partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig

228: How to Build a Digital Community Before Launching Your Invention

2024-05-30 - With Jon Davids, Founder and CEO of Influicity

227: How to Sell Your Invention Direct to Companies as a Promotional Product

2024-05-24 - With Jeff Lerner, CEO and Founder of Misnomer

226: Maximizing Your Invention’s Perceived Value Through Marketing

2024-05-16 - With Valentin Radu, CEO & Founder of Omniconvert

225: Communication Silos for Product Design Stakeholders

2024-05-09 - With John Conafay, Co-Founder & CEO of Integrate

224: Expanding Your Product Into New Verticals

2024-05-02 - With Danny Angers, Co-Founder, EVP & CFO of VOSKER Cameras

223: Mechanical Prototype Parts vs. Pre-Production Parts for Plastic Inventions

2024-04-26 - With Tim Uys, Director of Design at MAKO Design + Invent

222: Securing Grants for Scaling Up a Hardware Startup

2024-04-18 - With Micki Vandeloo, President of Lakeview Consulting

221: How to Go from Prototype to First Manufacturing Run

2024-04-11 - With Keenan Wyrobek, Co-Founder & CTO of Zipline

220: How Storytelling Drives Consumer Product Sales

2024-04-05 - With Akeem Shannon, CEO & Founder of Flipstik

219: Hiring Your First Team Members at a Hardware Startup

2024-03-28 - With Kevin Lavelle, CEO & Co-Founder of Mizzen+Main and Harbor

218: Best Sales Processes for Selling Hardware Products

2024-03-21 - With Wesleyne Whittaker, CEO of Transformed Sales

217: Using Crowdfunding for Real Customer Feedback on Your Invention

2024-03-14 - With Yuri Dvoinos, CIO of Aura & Serial Entrepreneur

216: 5 Key Tips For Starting Your Product Development Journey

2024-03-11 - With Wade Harmidy, Operations & Project Manager at MAKO Design + Invent

215: Launching a New Product on Walmart Marketplace

2024-03-01 - With Michael Lebhar, CEO and Co-Founder of SellCord

214: Affiliate Marketing for D2C Sales of Inventions

2024-02-22 - With Alex Back, Founder of & Former COO and Founder of Apt2B

213: Researching How Your Product Fits on Amazon

2024-02-15 - With Lesley Hensell, Co-Founder of Riverbend Consulting & Author

212: The Customer Experience for New Hardware Products

2024-02-05 - With Jason Friedman, CEO at CXFormula

211: Establishing Product Manufacturing Operations

2024-01-28 - With Nikhil Joshi, CEO of SNic Solutions

210: Using Ad Funnels for D2C Product Sales

2024-01-18 - With Taylor Frame, Co-Founder of Focus Funnels

209: Materials Research for Consumer Product Design

2024-01-12 - With Ori Yudilevich, CTO of Materials Zone

208: Choosing Quality Materials for Your Consumer Product

2023-12-28 - With Kelley Thornton, CEO of Tiege Hanley, Inc.

207: 4 Parts of Intellectual Property for a Hardware Startup

2023-12-22 - With Steven Weigler, Founding Attorney at EmergeCounsel

206: How to Sell Your Hardware Product Business

2023-12-14 - With Dan Shea, Managing Director of Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation

205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods

2023-12-13 - With Tomide Adesanmi, Founder of Circuit Mind

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

2023-12-01 - With Collin Mitchell, Managing Director of Leadium

203: Design for Manufacturing for a New Invention Product

2023-11-24 - With Paul Davis, Senior Industrial Designer at MAKO Design + Invent

202: Paid Advertising for Hardware Products on TikTok

2023-11-16 - With Nikki Lindgren, Founder of Pennock

201: Product Listing Success on Amazon Marketplace

2023-11-09 - With Robb Green, Founder of Solving Alpha

200: 8 Pillars of Product Marketing Success

2023-11-03 - With Chris Peer, Author of The Great 8 Pillars

199: Selling a New Product Successfully on Amazon

2023-10-27 - With Tim Angel, Founder of Zugu Case

198: Hardware Success on Walmart Marketplace

2023-10-19 - With Will Haire, CEO of BellaVix

197: Go From Hardware Startup to Scale Up

2023-10-12 - With Roland Siebelink, CEO of Midstage Institute

196: Common Gaps Being Ready for Manufacturing

2023-10-05 - With Laura Teicher, President of FORGE

195: Ensuring Profitability on Shopify & Amazon

2023-09-28 - With Tyler Jefcoat, Founder of Seller Accountant

194: The Importance of Sketch Design for New Hardware Products

2023-09-21 - With Magnus Sköld, Senior Industrial Designer at MAKO Design + Invent

193: 3D Printing Overview for New Inventions

2023-09-14 - With Andre Tiemann, Director of Production at Hot Pop Factory

192: Building Communities to Sell Hardware Products

2023-09-07 - With Lloyed Lobo, Co-Founder of Boast.AI

191: How to Grow Your Crowdfunding Sales

2023-08-31 - With Mark Pecota, Co-Founder + CEO of LaunchBoom

190: Ethnocentric Design for Your Invention

2023-08-24 - With Thomas Ask, Professor of Industrial Design at Penn College

189: The Power of Your Team in Building Hardware Innovations

2023-08-17 - With Paul McEnroe, Developer of UPC Barcodes

188: Use Inventor Narrative to Design Great Hardware Products

2023-08-10 - With Suresh Sethi, Industrial Design Professor at the University of Illinois

187: eCommerce Strategies for New Hardware Products

2023-08-03 - With Lamees Butt, SVP of Zoovu

186: Product Renderings for a New Invention

2023-07-27 - With David Brown, Design Engineer at MAKO Design + Invent

185: Building a Successful Hardware Startup Multiple Times

2023-07-20 - With Rich Walsh, CEO of CorVent Medical

184: The Value of Low-Volume Invention Manufacturing

2023-07-13 - With Ethan Escowitz, Founder of Arris Composites

183: Getting a New Hardware Product into Retail Stores

2023-07-06 - With Yohan Jacob, CEO of RetailBound

182: Consumer Product Hardware Trends in Mid 2023

2023-06-29 - With Brian Thompson, Head of CREO at PTC

181: Digital Advertising for Selling New Hardware Products

2023-06-22 - With Neha Bansal, PM Lead Meta Ads Manager Reporting

180: Hardware Startup Tips for Non-Technical Founders

2023-06-15 - With Graeme Whitehead, Founder of CNCT Coolers

179: Maximize the Value of your Design Agency Partner

2023-06-08 - With Nick Allen, Industrial Designer at Mako Design

178: Venture Capital Funding for Hardware Startups

2023-06-01 - With Toph Day, CEO of Elevate Ventures

177: Package Design Tips for New Hardware Products

2023-05-25 - With Justin Chen, Co-Founder of PickFu

176: How Hardware Founders Should Represent Their Product

2023-05-18 - With Mike Fata, Author of Grow

175: Raising Hardware Funding via an Angel Investor

2023-05-11 - With Larry Richenstein, Long-Time Angel Investor

174: Agile Product Development & Additive Manufacturing

2023-05-04 - With Jon Hirschtick, Co-Founder of Solidworks & Onshape

173: Augmented Reality Technology in Hardware Startups

2023-04-27 - With Jonathan Bohun, Augmented Reality Expert

172: Early Concept Design for a New Hardware Invention

2023-04-20 - With Robert Colgan, Industrial Design Leader at MAKO Design

171: Choosing Features and Validating Your Invention

2023-04-13 - With Tony Ulwick, Author & CEO

170: Current Trends of Modern Product Development

2023-04-06 - With Paul Sagar, Vice President of Product Management at CREO

169: Critical Testing Stages in New Product Development

2023-03-31 - With Ryan Margolin, CEO of Professional Hair Labs

168: The Future of Hardware Product Design Thinking

2023-03-23 - With Paul Rowan, Co-Founder of Umbra

167: Get Free Earned Media for a New Hardware Product

2023-03-16 - Jackson Wightman, Co-Author of The Tech PR Playbook

166: Storytelling Tips for Hardware Product Launches

2023-03-09 - With Steve Multer, Author & Corporate Storyteller

165: Iterative Design Processes & Tools for Hardware Development

2023-03-02 - With Kyle Dumont, Founder of

164: The 3 Prototyping Phases for New Product Development

2023-02-23 - With Tim Uys, Director of Design at MAKO Design + Invent

163: 2023 Trends in Product Development for Hardware Products

2023-02-16 - With Brian Thompson, Head of CREO at PTC

162: Product Pre-Launch Strategies For Crowdfunding Success

2023-02-09 - With Will Ford, President of LaunchBoom

161: Build a Manufacturing Facility for Your New Product

2023-02-02 - With Noah Graff, Vice President at Graff-Pinkert Machinery

160: Growing Your Hardware Product Through Paid Ads

2023-01-26 - With Daniel Bischoff, Former Head of Growth at Purple Mattress

159: Build a Community to Sell Your New Product Invention

2023-01-18 - With Ashley Black, Founder of FasciaBlaster

158: Thinking Sustainability in Hardware Product Design

2023-01-11 - With Dave Duncan, VP Sustainability at PTC

157: How Hardware Startups Compete with Big Business

2023-01-04 - With Mike Stemple, Author of Innovating Innovation

156: The Evolution of Sales Channels for Hardware Products

2022-12-28 - With Ben Drury, Co-Founder of Yoto

155: Identifying a Sourcing Partner for Overseas Manufacturing

2022-12-21 - With Forde Aley, Co-Founder of Shining Way Sourcing

154: 3 Key Parts to Developing a Great New Product

2022-12-14 - Guest: Jonas Rinde, Founder of Nomono

153: The Evolution of CAD Product Development Software

2022-12-07 - With Joe Dunne, Director of Partnerships at PTC

152: Three Main Problems When Scaling a Hardware Startup

2022-11-30 - With Brad Pedersen, Co-Founder at Pela

151: The AIDA Marketing Method for Hardware Startups

2022-11-23 - With Michael Solomon, Professor of Marketing

150: Building Product Prototypes with Your Design Team

2022-11-16 - With Robert Irwin, Lead Industrial Designer

149: How to Professionally Prototype Your Invention Idea

2022-11-09 - With Mike Morton, Industrial Design Leader

148: Grow Your Hardware Product Sales Via Trade Shows

2022-11-02 - With Jim Cermak, Founder of Trade Show University

147: Transition from Hardware Product Startup to Hardware Scale-Up

2022-10-26 - With Morgan Teachworth, VP of Engineering at Cisco Meraki

146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

2022-10-19 - With Michael Corr, Co-Founder and CEO of Duro PLM

145: Expanding Your Startup Hardware Product Line

2022-10-12 - With Hussain Almossawi, Author of The Innovator’s Handbook

144: How to Sell a New Invention on Amazon Marketplace

2022-10-05 - With Chris Moe, Co-Founder of Cartograph

143: Build Your Own Manufacturing For Your Invention

2022-09-28 - With Don Skaggs, President of The Fulson Group

142: Preparing Your Product for Manufacturing Overseas

2022-09-21 - With Mike Deigan, VP of Global Link Sourcing

141: Product Sales Process for Hardware Startups

2022-09-14 - With Scott Brogan, President of Company Expert

140: Local Manufacturing for a New Hardware Invention Idea

2022-09-07 - With Nigel Southway, Author of Take Back Manufacturing

139: How to Scale Your Physical Product in Retail Stores

2022-08-31 - With Marc Inkol, President at Explorer Research

138: Using Audio Ads to Sell New Hardware Products

2022-08-24 - With Stew Redwine, VP of Creative Services at Oxford Road

137: Customer Feedback at Physical Product Launches

2022-08-17 - With Matt Selbie, President of Opiniator

136: Selling a New Physical Product with Google Ads

2022-08-10 - With Jem Bourouh, Partner at Accelerated

135: Performance Marketing for New Hardware Products

2022-08-03 - With Jake Schmidt, CEO of Structured Agency

134: How to Sell Your Hardware Product B2B

2022-07-27 - With Bill Dickinson, 35-Year Sales Executive

133: Using Email Marketing to Sell Physical Products

2022-07-20 - With Jacob Anson, Cofounder of Agency JR

132: Invention Success in the Construction Industry

2022-07-13 - With Todd Drouillard, Science and Technology at HED

131: Why Doing Good with Your Hardware Product Matters

2022-07-06 - With Jos Harrison, Global Head of Design at Reckitt

130: Choosing an eCommerce Platform for your Hardware Product

2022-06-22 - With Tim Bucciarelli, Director at IronPlane

129: The Best Hardware Product Development Processes

2022-06-15 - With John Carter, Past Chief Engineer at Bose

128: Creating an App for Your Hardware Device

2022-06-08 - With Piotr Zajac, CEO of Untitled Kingdom

127: Benefits of Makerspaces to Product Startups

2022-06-01 - With Tom Pupo, Founder of Moonlighter Miami

126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

2022-05-25 - With Mark Maybury, CTO of Stanley Black and Decker

125: Pitching Your Invention to Big Product Businesses

2022-05-11 - With Dougal Grimes, VP of Innovation & Inventor Relations at SpinMaster Toys

124: Raising $1 Million for a Hardware Startup

2022-04-27 - With Ryan Lewendon, Partner at Giannuzzi Lewendon LLP

123: Selling A Hardware Product on B2B Platforms

2022-04-20 - With Gil Bar-Lev, Founder of HomeRoots

122: Modern Methods for New Product Development

2022-04-13 - With John McEleney, Co-Founder of OnShape

121: Disrupt an Industry with Your Hardware Invention

2022-04-06 - With Alexander Manu, Author & Lecturer

120: People & Mindset at a Hardware Startup

2022-03-30 - With Karin Lindner, Author of Make Manufacturing Sexy

119: Planning for the Unexpected in Product Design

2022-03-23 - With Kelly Schmutte, Lecturer at Stanford d.School

118: Behavioral Science of Subtraction in Product Design

2022-03-16 - With Leidy Klotz, Professor at University of Virginia

117: Successful Equity Crowdfunding for Hardware Startups

2022-03-09 - With Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, CEO of FrontFundr

116: How to Turn an Invention into a Product Business

2022-03-02 - With Tom Gray, CEO of the Make48 TV Show

115: How to Successfully Design and Launch a Toy Invention

2022-02-23 - With Dan Klitsner, Inventor of Bop It

114: Designing an MVP for a New Consumer Product

2022-02-16 - With Magnus Sköld, Senior Industrial Design at Mako Design

113: How Founders Develop Complex Hardware Products

2022-02-09 - With Bob Christopher, Founder of Pleo

112: Designing & Commercializing Robotics Inventions

2022-02-02 - With Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics

111: Selling & Growing Your Product at Retail Stores

2022-01-26 - With Yohan Jacob, CEO of RetailBound

110: Design for Manufacturing Consumer Products

2022-01-19 - With Tim Uys, Director of Design at MAKO Design

109: Landing Page Sales Funnels for Consumer Products

2022-01-12 - With Marco Torres, CEO of Marketing Boost

108: Hardware Design Tips from Apple & Intel Leader

2022-01-06 - With Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation at Intel

107: Using Hardware Incubators for Product Startups

2021-12-23 - With Alex Dantas, CEO of CircuitLaunch

106: Building Your Hardware Product Team Early

2021-12-15 - With EA Csolkovits, Founder of 75 Products

105: Patenting Physical Consumer Product Inventions

2021-12-08 - With Rich Goldstein, Senior Patent Lawyer

104: Medical Device Certification vs Wellness Device

2021-12-01 - With Bryon Bhagwandin, A 20-Year Medical Device Entrepreneur

103: How to Get a New Product’s First B2B Sales

2021-11-24 - With Patrick Daly, Author & Product Entrepreneur

102: How Students Start Successful Hardware Businesses

2021-11-17 - With Scott Evans, Director of Inventionworks at UT

101: Payment Processing for Small Hardware Manufacturers

2021-11-10 - With Nic Beique, CEO of Helcim

100: Pitch Deck Storytelling for Hardware Funding

2021-11-03 - With Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller

099: Accounts Receivable Funding for Big Orders

2021-10-27 - With Steven Uster, CEO of FundThrough

098: Expand eCommerce Sales via Product Bundling

2021-10-20 - With Amy Parsons, Founder of Mozzafiato

097: How to Overcome Product Buyers’ Objections

2021-10-13 - With Will Russell, Founder of Russell Marketing

096: How To Launch a Consumer Product at Trade Shows

2021-10-06 - With Jim Cermak, Founder of Trade Show University

095: Solve End-User Pain for Consumer Product Success

2021-09-29 - With Dan Soviero, Founder of Signature Athletics

094: How New Startup Products Get Into Big Retailers

2021-09-22 - With Yohan Jacob, Founder and CEO of RetailBound

093: Selling Products Direct to End-Customers Online

2021-09-15 - With Toccara Karizma, President of Karizma Marketing

092: Making a Product Video for Your Invention

2021-09-08 - With Taylor Ryan, CEO of Klint Marketing

091: Market Testing Prior to a Crowdfunding Launch

2021-09-01 - With Will Ford, Co-Founder of Launchboom

090: Disrupting Industries with AR/VR Technology

2021-08-25 - With Luke Levene, VP at XR Applied Technologies

089: Selling Your Hardware Product Via Remote Meetings

2021-08-18 - With Joseph Fung, CEO of Uvaro Sales Training

088: The Importance of Sustainable Product Manufacturing

2021-08-11 - With Jacob Rothman, CEO of Velong Industries Manufacturing

087: Purpose is a Big Part of Consumer Product Success

2021-08-04 - With Paul Rowan, Co-Founder of Umbra

086: Marketing Fundamentals for Consumer Product Startups

2021-07-28 - With Michael Solomon, Author of 30 Marketing Books

085: Scaling Your Product Up After Crowdfunding

2021-07-21 - With Ben Drury, Founder of Yoto Play

084: How To Raise Big Money for Your Hardware Startup

2021-07-14 - With Brett Fox, Venture Capital Expert

083: Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for New Inventions

2021-07-07 - With Steve Grundahl, Founder of Midwest Prototyping

082: Smooth Product Flow from Visual Design to Engineering

2021-06-30 - With Robert Irwin, Lead Industrial Design at Amazon

081: How To License Major Brands and Celebrities

2021-06-23 - With Rhett Silverstein, Inbound Licensing Expert

080: How to Maximize Your Product’s Sales in Retail Stores

2021-06-16 - With Blair Severn, Past National Head of Sony Stores

079: How To Start Selling Your Product Then Scale

2021-06-09 - With Jan Cavelle, Founder of Jan Cavelle Furniture

078: Selling Products Direct to End-Users via Shopify

2021-06-02 - With Tom Patterson, Founder of Wknd Digital

077: Using Prospective Customers to Develop a Product

2021-05-26 - With West Stringfellow, Past Executive at Target, Amazon, & TechStars

076: Warehousing, Fulfillment, and Shipping to Customers

2021-05-20 - With Bill Carlin of ShipMate Logistics

075: Launch a Product Big, with Host of QVC & ShopHQ

2021-05-19 - With Victoria Wieck of Million Dollar Hobbies

074: Medical Device Product Development Best Practices

2021-05-18 - With Rob Crowder, Head of Product at Nutromics MedTech Devices

073: Tips from the World’s Biggest Crowdfunding Agency

2021-05-17 - With Mark Pecota, Co-Founder of LaunchBoom

072: Why New Consumer Products Need to be Premium

2021-05-14 - With Chrystal Clifton, 20 Years in Premium & Luxury Products

071: Making a Better Product in a Competitive Market

2021-05-13 - With Jamie Libregts, Director of Marketing at Reliable Corp

070: Financing & Acquisition for Product Companies

2021-05-12 - With Joe Cecala, CPA, Lawyer, & Executive

069: PhD & Harvard Grad on the 4 Ps of Product Marketing

2021-05-11 - With James Richardson, Author of Ramping Your Brand

068: Partnership & Funding Legal Considerations for Product Startups

2021-05-10 - With Brett Colvin, President of Goodlawyer

067: Modern Funding Tools for Hardware Product Startups

2021-04-28 - With Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, CEO of FrontFundr

066: E-Commerce Platforms for Launching a Consumer Product

2021-03-09 - With Deirdre Tshien, Founder of Growth Boss

065: Hardware Funding from Seed Financing to Millions

2021-03-02 - With Jeffery Potvin, President of OPN

064: Preparing and Executing Your Product’s First Production Run

2021-02-23 - With Mike Morton, Former Industrial Design Senior Principal at Dell

063: Hardware Startup Tips from a 22-Year Apple Executive

2021-02-16 - With Author Michael Hageloh

062: Smoothing the Buying Process When Marketing Your New Product

2021-02-09 - With Eric Dickmann of the Virtual CMO Podcast

061: 5 Sales Channels a Home Inventor Mom Used to Launch Her Invention

2021-02-02 - With Alison Brett, Founder of Clasp Magic

060: How to Professionally License Your New Product

2021-01-19 - With Tom Gray, founder of America’s Make48 TV Show

059: Best Practices for Quality Control on Overseas Production of Your Product

2021-01-05 - How to ensure your products are manufactured overseas without defects.

058: How to Pitch Your Product to Retail Stores

2020-12-01 - With Mark Shanahan, Past VP at Staples

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

2020-11-01 - With Jonathan Schloo, Founder and Inventor of the Car Generator

056: Mistakes, Opportunities, & Feedback for a New Product

2020-10-10 - With prior host Filip Valica and new host Kevin Mako

055: Training Creativity to Get More (and Better) Ideas

2017-06-10 - 055: Training Creativity to Get More (and Better) Ideas

054: Food-Safe Children’s Products

2017-06-01 - With Dan & Justin with Milton of the Mealtime Companion

053: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance & 3D Printing

2017-05-10 - 053: Manufacturing, Quality & 3D Printing In this enlightening episode of The Product Startup Podcast, we will focus on manufacturing and quality assurance, answering some of the most popular questions that we are frequently asked. We also delve into how to know when to call it quits and how much money or time to invest into a new product venture.

052: The Business Model Behind Custom Window Coverings

2017-05-10 - With Alice Orozco of Pret-a-Portiere

051: Launching a Turmeric-Based Alternative to Coffee

2017-05-01 - With Samantha & Elaine of Midas Cup

050: Creating Environmentally-Friendly Athletic Apparel

2017-04-30 - With Tim Christian of OORR

049: Getting An Angel Investment

2017-04-29 - With Juliana Garaizar of the Houston Angel Network

048: As-Seen-On-TV Products & Product Licensing

2017-04-25 - With Bill McAlister of Top Dog Direct

047: Financial, Legal and HR Traps of Buying and Selling Small Businesses

2017-04-11 - With Chris Ray & Chariss Tatman of C2 Group

046: Bootstrapping Product Development

2017-03-30 - With Stephanie Cummings & Tal Berke of Shlocker

045: Product Development and Kickstarter Launch of Botanium

2017-03-11 - 045: Product Development and Kickstarter Launch of Botanium

044: Turning Customizable Jackets into a Multi-Million Dollar Business

2017-03-10 - With Elyse Daniels of Exodus Wear

043: President Trump’s Proposed Trade Policies & U.S. Manufacturing

2017-03-09 - 043: President Trump’s Proposed Trade Policies & U.S. Manufacturing

042: All-Natural Insect Repellant & Reusing Failed Products

2017-02-25 - Stacy Marking with Lemongrass Trading Co

041: Testing Stereo Components

2017-02-20 - With Jay DeMerit of RockIt Logs

040: Stop Overpaying Your Small Business Taxes

2017-02-18 - With Diane Gardner of Tax Coach 4 You

039: Developing a Rock-Crushing Machine & Quality Control

2017-02-10 - With Tim Pannell of Rocksgone

038: Validating Conflict-Free Jewelry in Pop-Up Shops

2017-01-30 - With Farah Qureshi

037: Launching a Minecraft-Inspired Product

2017-01-27 - With Ruth Stone of Boxhead Crafts

036: Helping Wildlife & Developing Ceramic Products

2017-01-25 - With Gavin Christman of Green&Blue

035: A 90-Day Advertising Strategy on a Budget

2017-01-20 - With Paul Potratz of The Growth Mindset

034: Staying Motivated & Overcoming Lack of Money, Time & Skills

2017-01-15 - 034: Staying Motivated & Overcoming Lack of Money, Time & Skills

033: Top Crowdfunding Mistakes

2016-12-30 - With Khierstyn Ross of Crowdfunding Uncut

032: Success in Small Niches

2016-12-25 - With Jill Bong of Chicken Armor

031: Product Design & Using Nostalgia in Marketing

2016-12-15 - With Elizabeth Versace of Ecococoon

030: Launching a Product with $500 and No Industry Knowledge

2016-12-01 - With Josh Smith of Libertine Fragrance

029: Making a Social or Environmental Impact with Your Business

2016-11-29 - With Adam Force of Change Creator

028: Getting into HSN – The Home Shopping Network

2016-11-20 - With Lisa Ruiz of Credible Products

027: Inventing the Arctic Stick & Crowdfunding

2016-11-10 - With Brandon Adams of Keys to the Crowd

026: Developing Shoes with Removable Heels

2016-11-05 - With Tanya Heath of Tanya Heath Paris

025: Industrial Designer Turned Product-Based Business Owner

2016-11-02 - With Robson Splane of the Prorise Seat Assist

024: Aligning Passion & Business

2016-10-30 - With Terry Lin of Forever Home Blankets

023: Making Personal Connections to Customers

2016-10-25 - With the Cheerbox, Tamar Lucien of Mental Happy

022: E-commerce Strategy & Customer Persuasion

2016-10-10 - With Chloë Thomas of eCommerce MasterPlan

021: Using Public Research to Develop WINK Lash and Brow Oil

2016-10-01 - With Megan Cox of Amalie Beauty

020: Creating Memorable Customer Experiences

2016-09-30 - With Matt Ruedlinger of Triple R Marketing

019: Organic Haircare Products

2016-09-25 - With Susana Stewart & Caroline Maina of Fro Butter

018: Re-Inventing The Walker

2016-09-20 - With Jennifer Harris of Motivo

017: Healthy Instant Noodles & Cutting-Edge Vending Machines

2016-09-15 - With Damien Lee of Mr. Lee’s Noodles

016: Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Food

2016-08-30 - With Luke Lucas of Foddies

015: Becoming the Online Party Supply Leader in Australia

2016-08-25 - With Dean Salakas of The Party People

014: Targeting Low-Volume Customers & Building Custom Control Systems

2016-08-20 - With Mickey Swortzel of New Eagle

013: From Kitchen to Amazon, Launching All-Natural Cake Mix for Dogs

2016-07-30 - With Kelly Costello of Puppy Cake

012: Testing Product Ideas – 7 Inventors & Small Business Owners Share Advice

2016-07-25 - 012: Testing Product Ideas – 7 Inventors & Small Business Owners Share Advice

011: DIY Design & Manufacture of a Basketball Training Tool

2016-07-20 - With Tony Devine of The Original Profender

010: I Have an Idea, Now What? Developing, Testing & Prototyping Physical Products

2016-06-30 - 010: I Have an Idea, Now What? Developing, Testing & Prototype Physical Products

009: NDAs, Contracts, Insurance & Other Legal Tips

2016-05-30 - With Gordon Firemark of Entertainment Law Update

008: Temporary Face Masks & Surviving Shark Tank

2016-05-15 - Doug Marshall of The Game Face Company

007: CNC Knitted Scarves & $100K Kickstarter Success

2016-05-10 - With Fabienne Serrière of Knit Yak

006: Customizable Swimwear

2016-04-30 - With Kelsey Duffy of Versakini

005: Miniature Construction Materials

2016-04-10 - With Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo of Mini Materials

004: All-Natural Jerky & Serial Kickstarter Campaigns

2016-03-30 - With Brad Summey of Savage Jerky

003: Graphic Design Tips

2016-03-10 - With Heidi Pungartnik of Design for Founders

002: Prototyping, Manufacturing & Selling a Men’s Shirt Accessory

2016-03-05 - With David M. Frankel of The Perky Collar

001: Inventing and DIY Product Development | The Product Startup Podcast

2016-03-01 - 001: Inventing & DIY Product Development Why is now the best time for DIY Product Development? In short – access to consumer data, access to rapid prototyping equipment, simplified computer design tools, popularity of crowdfunding, simplified e-commerce growth of online brokers.

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!