MAKO Design + Invent

MAKO Design + Invent is the founding firm for providing end-to-end professional-grade consumer product development services tailored to hardware startups, small manufacturers, & inventors.

Product Development


From sketch to manufacturing, and everything in between: For hardware startups. MAKO Design + Invent is the founding firm in North America for providing end-to-end professional-grade consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, & inventors. Simply put, Mako is 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. Mako operates as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). They have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services.

To assist startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, Mako helps with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Mako has earned over 25 design and business awards including the Red Dot Award, Red Dot Museum placement, Inc5000, Entrepreneur360, Indigo Gold, Creative Pool Gold, Best Places to Work award, Lux Magazine Best Design Firm in North America, and many others. They are also partnered with great organizations like the Make48 TV show, SAGE, Core77, Zone Learning, Ryerson, Dreamvention, LaunchBoom, and more. Also, the founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the hardware development industry’s leading podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers.

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