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214: Affiliate Marketing for D2C Sales of Inventions

February 22, 2024 - With Alex Back, Founder of Couch.com & Former COO and Founder of Apt2B

213: Researching How Your Product Fits on Amazon

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

212: The Customer Experience for New Hardware Products

February 5, 2024 - With Jason Friedman, CEO at CXFormula

211: Establishing Product Manufacturing Operations

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

210: Using Ad Funnels for D2C Product Sales

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

209: Materials Research for Consumer Product Design

January 11, 2024 - With Ori Yudilevich, CTO of Materials Zone

208: Choosing Quality Materials for Your Consumer Product

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

207: 4 Parts of Intellectual Property for a Hardware Startup

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

206: How to Sell Your Hardware Product Business

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

205: Advances in Electronic Product Engineering Methods

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

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

December 1, 2023 - With Collin Mitchell, Managing Director of Leadium

203: Design for Manufacturing for a New Invention Product

November 24, 2023 - With Paul Davis, Senior Industrial Designer at MAKO Design

202: Paid Advertising for Hardware Products on TikTok

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

201: Product Listing Success on Amazon Marketplace

November 9, 2023 - With Robb Green, Founder of Solving Alpha

200: 8 Pillars of Product Marketing Success

November 3, 2023 - With Chris Peer, Author of The Great 8 Pillars

199: Selling a New Product Successfully on Amazon

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

198: Hardware Success on Walmart Marketplace

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

197: Go From Hardware Startup to Scale Up

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

196: Common Gaps Being Ready for Manufacturing

October 5, 2023 - With Laura Teicher, President of FORGE

195: Ensuring Profitability on Shopify & Amazon

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

194: The Importance of Sketch Design for New Hardware Products

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

193: 3D Printing Overview for New Inventions

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

192: Building Communities to Sell Hardware Products

September 7, 2023 - With Lloyed Lobo, Co-Founder of Boast.AI

191: How to Grow Your Crowdfunding Sales

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

190: Ethnocentric Design for Your Invention

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

189: The Power of Your Team in Building Hardware Innovations

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

188: Use Inventor Narrative to Design Great Hardware Products

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

187: e-Commerce Strategies for New Hardware Products

August 3, 2023 - With Lamees Butt, SVP of Zoovu

186: Product Renderings for a New Invention

July 27, 2023 - With David Brown, Design Engineer at Mako Design

185: Building a Successful Hardware Startup Multiple Times

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

184: The Value of Low-Volume Invention Manufacturing

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

183: Getting a New Hardware Product into Retail Stores

July 6, 2023 - With Yohan Jacob, CEO of RetailBound

182: Consumer Product Hardware Trends in Mid 2023

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

181: Digital Advertising for Selling New Hardware Products

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

180: Hardware Startup Tips for Non-Technical Founders

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

179: Maximize the Value of your Design Agency Partner

June 8, 2023 - With Nick Allen, Industrial Designer at Mako Design

178: Venture Capital Funding for Hardware Startups

June 1, 2023 - With Toph Day, CEO of Elevate Ventures

177: Package Design Tips for New Hardware Products

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

176: How Hardware Founders Should Represent Their Product

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

175: Raising Hardware Funding via an Angel Investor

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

174: Agile Product Development & Additive Manufacturing

May 4, 2023 - With Jon Hirschtick, Co-Founder of OnShape

173: Augmented Reality Technology in Hardware Startups

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

172: Early Concept Design for a New Hardware Invention

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

171: Choosing Features and Validating Your Invention

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

170: Current Trends of Modern Product Development

April 6, 2023 - With Paul Sagar, Vice President of Product Management at CREO

169: Critical Testing Stages in New Product Development

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

168: The Future of Hardware Product Design Thinking

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

167: Get Free Earned Media for a New Hardware Product

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

166: Storytelling Tips for Hardware Product Launches

March 9, 2023 - With Steve Multer, Author & Corporate Storyteller

165: Iterative Design Processes & Tools for Hardware Development

March 2, 2023 - With Kyle Dumont, Founder of AllSpice

164: The 3 Prototyping Phases for New Product Development

February 23, 2023 - With Tim Uys, Director of Design at MAKO Design

163: 2023 Trends in Product Development for Hardware Products

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

162: Product Pre-Launch Strategies For Crowdfunding Success

February 9, 2023 - With Will Ford, President of LaunchBoom

161: Build a Manufacturing Facility for Your New Product

February 2, 2023 - With Noah Graff, Vice President at Graff-Pinkert Machinery

160: Growing Your Hardware Product Through Paid Ads

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

159: Build a Community to Sell Your New Product Invention

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

158: Thinking Sustainability in Hardware Product Design

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

157: How Hardware Startups Compete with Big Business

January 4, 2023 - With Mike Stemple, Author of Innovating Innovation

156: The Evolution of Sales Channels for Hardware Products

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

155: Identifying a Sourcing Partner for Overseas Manufacturing

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

154: 3 Key Parts to Developing a Great New Product

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

153: The Evolution of CAD Product Development Software

December 7, 2022 - With Joe Dunne, Director of Partnerships at PTC

152: Three Main Problems When Scaling a Hardware Startup

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

151: The AIDA Marketing Method for Hardware Startups

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

150: Building Product Prototypes with Your Design Team

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

149: How to Professionally Prototype your Invention Idea

November 9, 2022 - With Mike Morton, Industrial Design Leader

148: Grow Your Hardware Product Sales Via Trade Shows

November 2, 2022 - With Jim Cermak, Founder of Trade Show University

147: Transition from Hardware Product Startup to Hardware Scaleup

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

146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

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

145: Expanding Your Startup Hardware Product Line

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

144: How to Sell a New Invention on Amazon Marketplace

October 5, 2022 - With Chris Moe, Co-Founder of Cartograph

143: Build Your Own Manufacturing For Your Invention

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

142: Preparing Your Product for Manufacturing Overseas

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

141: Product Sales Process for Hardware Startups

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

140: Local Manufacturing for a New Hardware Invention Idea

September 7, 2022 - With Nigel Southway, Author of Take Back Manufacturing

139: How to Scale Your Physical Product in Retail Stores

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

138: Using Audio Ads to Sell New Hardware Products

August 24, 2022 - With Stew Redwine, VP Creative at Oxford Road

137: Customer Feedback at Physical Product Launches

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

136: Selling a New Physical Product with Google Ads

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

135: Performance Marketing for New Hardware Products

August 3, 2022 - With Jake Schmidt, CEO of Structured Agency

134: How to Sell Your Hardware Product B2B

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

133: Using Email Marketing to Sell Physical Products

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

132: Invention Success in the Construction Industry

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

131: Why Doing Good with Your Hardware Product Matters

July 6, 2022 - With Jos Harrison, Global Head of Design at Reckitt

130: Choosing an eCommerce Platform for your Hardware Product

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

129: The Best Hardware Product Development Processes

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

128: Creating an App for Your Hardware Device

June 8, 2022 - With Piotr Zajac, CEO of Untitled Kingdom

127: Benefits of Makerspaces to Product Startups

June 1, 2022 - With Tom Pupo, Founder of Moonlighter Miami

126: What Makes a Consumer Product Invention Great

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

125: Pitching Your Invention to Big Product Businesses

May 11, 2022 - With Dougal Grimes, VP Innovation at SpinMaster Toys

124: Raising $1 Million for a Hardware Startup

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

123: Selling A Hardware Product on B2B Platforms

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

122: Modern Methods for New Product Development

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

121: Disrupt an Industry with your Hardware Invention

April 6, 2022 - With Alexander Manu, Author & Lecturer

120: People & Mindset at a Hardware Startup

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

119: Planning for the Unexpected in Product Design

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

118: Behavioral Science of Subtraction in Product Design

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

117: Successful Equity Crowdfunding for Hardware Startups

March 9, 2022 - With Peter-Paul Van Hoeken, CEO of FrontFundr

116: How to Turn an Invention into a Product Business

March 2, 2022 - With Tom Gray, CEO of the Make48 TV Show

115: How to Successfully Design & Launch a Toy Invention

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

114: Designing an MVP for a New Consumer Product

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

113: How Founders Develop Complex Hardware Products

February 9, 2022 - With Bob Christopher, Founder of Pleo

112: Designing & Commercializing Robotics Inventions

February 2, 2022 - With Andra Keay, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics

111: Selling & Growing Your Product at Retail Stores

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

110: Design for Manufacturing Consumer Products

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

109: Landing Page Sales Funnels for Consumer Products

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

108: Hardware Design Tips from Apple & Intel Leader

January 6, 2022 - With Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation at Intel

107: Using Hardware Incubators for Product Startups

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

106: Building Your Hardware Product Team Early

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

105: Patenting Physical Consumer Product Inventions

December 8, 2021 - With Rich Goldstein, Senior Patent Lawyer

104: Medical Device Certification vs Wellness Device

December 1, 2021 - With Bryon Bhagwandin, A 20-Year Medical Device Entrepreneur

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

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

102: How Students Start Successful Hardware Businesses

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

101: Payment Processing for Small Hardware Manufacturers

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

100: Pitch Deck Storytelling for Hardware Funding

November 3, 2021 - With Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller

099: Accounts Receivable Funding for Big Orders

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

098: Expand eCommerce Sales via Product Bundling

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

097: How to Overcome Product Buyers’ Objections

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

096: How To Launch a Consumer Product at Trade Shows with Jim Cermak

October 6, 2021 - With Jim Cermak, Founder of Trade Show University

095: Solve End-User Pain for Consumer Product Success

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

094: How New Startup Products Get Into Big Retailers

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

093: Selling Products Direct to End-Customers Online

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

092: Making a Product Video for Your Invention

September 8, 2021 - With Taylor Ryan, CEO of Klint Marketing

091: Market Testing Prior to a Crowdfunding Launch

September 1, 2021 - With Will Ford, Co-Founder of Launchboom

090: Disrupting Industries with AR/VR Technology

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

089: Selling Your Hardware Product Via Remote Meetings

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

088: The Importance of Sustainable Product Manufacturing

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

087: Purpose is a Big Part of Consumer Product Success

August 4, 2021 - With Paul Rowan, Co-Founder of Umbra

086: Marketing Fundamentals for Consumer Product Startups

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

085: Scaling Your Product Up After Crowdfunding

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

084: How To Raise Big Money for Your Hardware Startup

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

083: Benefits of Additive Manufacturing for New Inventions

July 7, 2021 - With Steve Grundahl, Founder of Midwest Prototyping

082: Smooth Product Flow from Visual Design to Engineering

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

081: How To License Major Brands and Celebrities

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

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

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

079: How To Start Selling Your Product Then Scale

June 9, 2021 - With Jan Cavelle, founder of Cavelle Furniture

078: Selling Products Direct to End-Users via Shopify

June 2, 2021 - With Tom Patterson, Founder of Wknd Digital

077: Using Prospective Customers to Develop a Product

May 26, 2021 - With West Stringfellow, past executive at Target, Amazon, & TechStars

076: Warehousing, Fulfillment, and Shipping to Customers

May 20, 2021 - With Bill Carlin of ShipMate Logistics

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

May 19, 2021 - With Victoria Wieck of Million Dollar Hobbies

074: Medical Device Product Development Best Practices

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

073: Tips from the World’s Biggest Crowdfunding Agency

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

072: Why New Consumer Products Need to be Premium

May 14, 2021 - With Chrystal Clifton, 20 years in premium & luxury products

071: Making a Better Product in a Competitive Market

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

070: Financing & Acquisition for Product Companies

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

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

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

068: Partnership & Funding Legal Considerations for Product Startups

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

067: Modern Funding Tools for Hardware Product Startups

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

066: E-Commerce Platforms for Launching a Consumer Product

March 9, 2021 - With Deirdre Tshien, Founder of Growth Boss

065 – Hardware Funding from Seed Financing to Millions

March 2, 2021 - With Jeffery Potvin, President of OPN

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

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

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

February 16, 2021 - With Author Michael Hageloh

062: Smoothing the Buying Process When Marketing Your New Product

February 9, 2021 - With Eric Dickmann of the Virtual CMO Podcast

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

February 2, 2021 - With Alison Brett, Founder of Clasp Magic

060: How to Professionally License Your New Product

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

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

January 5, 2021 - How to ensure your products are manufactured overseas without defects.

058: How to Pitch Your Product to Retail Stores with Mark Shanahan

December 1, 2020 - With Mark Shanahan, Past VP at Staples

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

November 1, 2020 - With Jonathan Schloo, Founder and Inventor of the Car Generator

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

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

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

June 10, 2017 - 055: Training Creativity to Get More (and Better) Ideas This episode is based on the article: 6 Methods To Generate New Product Ideas and Kick-Start Your Creativity. Many people assume that they aren’t good at coming up with new or inventive ideas, but there are a variety of ways to channel your creative juices and imagination to develop brilliant product ideas.

054: Food-Safe Children’s Products

June 1, 2017 - With Dan & Justin with Milton of the Mealtime Companion

053: Manufacturing, Quality Assurance & 3D Printing

May 10, 2017 - 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 get asked. Also, 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

May 10, 2017 - With Alice Orozco of Pret-a-Portiere

051: Launching a Turmeric-Based Alternative to Coffee

May 1, 2017 - With Samantha & Elaine of Midas Cup

050: Creating Environmentally-Friendly Athletic Apparel

April 30, 2017 - With Tim Christian of OORR

049: Getting An Angel Investment

April 29, 2017 - With Juliana Garaizar of the Houston Angel Network

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

April 25, 2017 - With Bill McAlister of Top Dog Direct

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

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

046 – Bootstrapping Product Development

March 30, 2017 - With Stephanie Cummings & Tal Berke of Shlocker

045 – Product Development and Kickstarter Launch of Botanium, a product that helps people grow herbs and chilis

March 11, 2017 - 045: Product Development and Kickstarter Launch of Botanium Johannes Roselius is a development engineer with 10 years of experience in product development. He has worked in design engineering, manufacturing, and product management and loves to find simplicity in the most complicated problems.

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

March 10, 2017 - With Elyse Daniels of Exodus Wear

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

March 9, 2017 - 043: President Trump’s Proposed Trade Policies & U.S. Manufacturing General findings of the mfg.com survey and the do’s and don’ts of submitting designs for quote to manufacturers.

042 – All-Natural Insect Repellant & Reusing Failed Products

February 25, 2017 - Stacy Marking with Lemongrass Trading Co

041 – Testing Stereo Components

February 20, 2017 - With Jay DeMerit of RockIt Logs

040 – Stop Overpaying Your Small Business Taxes

February 18, 2017 - With Diane Gardner of Tax Coach 4 You

039 – Developing a Rock Crushing Machine & Quality Control

February 10, 2017 - With Tim Pannell of Rocksgone

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

January 30, 2017 - With Farah Qureshi

037 – Launching a Minecraft-Inspired Product

January 27, 2017 - With Ruth Stone of Boxhead Crafts

036 – Helping Wildlife & Developing Ceramic Products

January 25, 2017 - With Gavin Christman of Green&Blue

035 – A 90-Day Advertising Strategy on a Budget

January 20, 2017 - With Paul Potratz of The Growth Mindset

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

January 15, 2017 - 034: Staying Motivated & Overcoming Lack of Money, Time & Skills What are your core motivations for starting a business? This needs to be something that you don’t have to remind yourself of every day – it should be a part of you.

033 – Top Crowdfunding Mistakes

December 30, 2016 - With Khierstyn Ross of Crowdfunding Uncut

032 – Success in Small Niches

December 25, 2016 - With Jill Bong of Chicken Armor

031 – Product Design & Using Nostalgia in Marketing

December 15, 2016 - With Elizabeth Versace of Ecococoon

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

December 1, 2016 - With Josh Smith of Libertine Fragrance

029 – Making a Social or Environmental Impact with Our Business

November 29, 2016 - With Adam Force of Change Creator

028 – Getting into HSN – The Home Shopping Network

November 20, 2016 - With Lisa Ruiz of Credible Products

027 – Inventing the Arctic Stick & Crowdfunding

November 10, 2016 - With Brandon Adams of Keys to the Crowd

026 – Developing Shoes with Removable Heels

November 5, 2016 - With Tanya Heath of Tanya Heath Paris

025 – Industrial designer turned product-based business owner

November 2, 2016 - With Robson Splane of the Prorise Seat Assist

024 – Aligning Passion & Business

October 30, 2016 - With Terry Lin of Forever Home Blankets

023 – Making Personal Connections to Customers

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

022 – Ecommerce Strategy & Customer Persuasion

October 10, 2016 - With Chloë Thomas of eCommerce MasterPlan

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

October 1, 2016 - With Megan Cox of Amalie Beauty

020 – Creating Memorable Customer Experiences

September 30, 2016 - With Matt Ruedlinger of Triple R Marketing

019 – Organic Haircare Products

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

018 – Re-Inventing The Walker

September 20, 2016 - With Jennifer Harris of Motivo

017 – Healthy Instant Noodles & Cutting-Edge Vending Machines

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

016 – Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Food

August 30, 2016 - With Luke Lucas of Foddies

015 – Becoming the Online Party Supply Leader in Australia

August 25, 2016 - With Dean Salakas of The Party People

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

August 20, 2016 - With Mickey Swortzel of New Eagle

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

July 30, 2016 - With Kelly Costello of Puppy Cake

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

July 25, 2016 - 012: Testing Product Ideas – 7 Inventors & Small Business Owners Share Advice Hear the different ways each founder validated their ideas and confirmed (as best they could!) that there was a market. Also, hear their best tip for bringing a product to market.

011 – DIY Design & Manufacture of a Basketball Training Tool

July 20, 2016 - With Tony Devine of The Original Profender

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

June 30, 2016 - 010: I Have an Idea, Now What? Developing, Testing & Prototype Physical Products A solo episode on validating product ideas, the true value of an idea and creating prototypes on any budget.

009 – NDAs, Contracts, Insurance & Other Legal Tips

May 30, 2016 - With Gordon Firemark of Entertainment Law Update

008 – Temporary Face Masks & Surviving Shark Tank

May 15, 2016 - Doug Marshall of The Game Face Company

007 – CNC Knitted Scarves & $100K Kickstarter Success

May 10, 2016 - With Fabienne Serrière of Knit Yak

006 – Customizable Swimwear

April 30, 2016 - With Kelsey Duffy of Versakini

005: Miniature Construction Materials

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

004: All-Natural Jerky & Serial Kickstarter Campaigns

March 30, 2016 - With Brad Summey of Savage Jerky

003: Graphic Design Tips

March 10, 2016 - With Heidi Pungartnik of Design for Founders

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

March 5, 2016 - With David M. Frankel of The Perky Collar

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

March 1, 2016 - 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!