Fibra Inc. Takes Home the 2024 MAKO Student Innovation Award Prize
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by NicoleC
2d ago
MAKO Design + Invent has once again teamed up with Toronto Metropolitan University‘s Zone Learning ecosystem to hold the MAKO Student Innovation Award competition. Enduringly committed to supporting innovators at all stages in their entrepreneurial journey, we look forward to this time of year. This year’s final pitch event took three weeks ago at the end of March on the third floor of TMU’s Student Learning Centre, where our very own Wade Harmidy kicked off the event with opening remarks. Although each of the finalists’ pitches were incredibly compelling and creative, Fibra Inc. took home the ..read more
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Connecting with the Bright Minds of Aspiring Entrepreneurs at TMU
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by MAKO Design + Invent
1M ago
This past November, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), a higher learning institution renowned as an innovation-driven university, celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 13 to Nov. 17. In addition to the myriad of events put on, including the launch of a video game created by a member of the university’s Transmedia Zone (TZ), an insightful panel discussion on transforming your passion project into a tangible business, and a rigorous pitch competition, MAKO Design + Invent’s President, Kevin Mako, served as the special guest for a Networking Social at the DMZ Sandbox. On Nov. 16 ..read more
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Top 4 Tips for Small Businesses from MAKO Design + Invent’s CEO, Kevin Mako
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by MAKO Design + Invent
2M ago
As a small business owner or home inventor, you will need as many resources and as much insight as possible to launch the debut and drive the growth of your new business. With all new ventures, support, motivation, and inspiration are huge factors that can positively influence the trajectory of your small business journey. To help our future small business owners and home inventors out, we’ve compiled a few of the best small business tips our CEO and Founder, Kevin Mako, has to offer. MAKO’s History as a Startup Business A lot of people might know about the services MAKO Design + Invent offers ..read more
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How Do You Make an Invention Real | MAKO Design + Invent
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by MAKO Design + Invent
2M ago
Make Your Invention Come to Life A great idea will only ever be just an idea unless you form a plan to turn it into a product. Many people have great ideas but are unable to bring them to life. So what makes the difference between a dreamer and an inventor? A strong game plan. If you want to learn how to make your invention real, keep reading! Jump links: Conceptualize Your Invention And Prepare Yourself Document Your Idea Perform Product & Market Research Design your Product Manufacture a Prototype Apply For A Provisional Patent Find a Manufacturer (Optional if Licensing) Sell/License Yo ..read more
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Join Mako Design’s Founder Kevin Mako Speaking at Crowdfunded Summit 2023
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by Mya Sutherland
7M ago
Are you ready for a hardware event that promises to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and inspire innovation? Look no further than the Crowdfunded Summit 2023, starting today, September 12th until September 14th on Zoom (join for free, and from anywhere!).  We are thrilled to announce that Kevin Mako, the President of Mako Design + Invent, will be taking the stage as a keynote speaker at 12pm PT / 3pm EST. The Crowdfunded Summit is an annual event hosted by Launch Boom, a leading expert company in crowdfunding. The Crowdfunded Summit is the ultimate destination for forward-thinkers, inn ..read more
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How To Make Your Invention Real | MAKO Design + Invent
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by Adaora Asidianya
1y ago
How To Make Your Invention Real A great idea is an idea unless you have a plan to turn it into a product. Many people have great ideas but they are unable to bring them to life. So what makes the difference between a dreamer and an inventor? A strong game plan. So if you want to learn how to make your invention real, keep reading. Jump links: Conceptualize Your Invention And Prepare Yourself Document Your Idea Perform Product & Market Research Design your Product Manufacture a Prototype Apply For A Provisional Patent Find a Manufacturer (Optional if Licensing) Sell/License Your Product H ..read more
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The Invention Process with an Industrial Design Company
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by MAKO Design + Invent
1y ago
The industrial design process is one of the co-parents to a wide range of businesses and industries during the invention process. Its objective is to nurture user experience as much as possible in order to generate products that are overall serviceable and aesthetically pleasing. When you follow the correct steps to creating an invention, customer satisfaction will flourish. In order to exercise this, you will need to collect personal research regarding the ins and outs of the targeted industry. Not to mention, what really is the invention process definition. This encyclopedic field guide will ..read more
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What is an NDA and Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation
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by Mako Design
1y ago
As a world-class product development firm, we help startups and inventors create successful product businesses. Thus, we provide plenty of resources to help inventors get started on their journey. This includes material on how to create an invention, how to get your invention to market, and in today’s case, breaking down details regarding NDA’s for inventors and the non disclosure agreement (NDA) meaning’s. What Is The Meaning Of An NDA & Why You Need One Prior to Any Invention Consultation An NDA is a Non-Disclosure Agreement. It’s an agreement that is legally binding. The meaning of an N ..read more
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7 Step Product Development Process Explained | MAKO Design + Invent
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by Sadie Kromm
1y ago
The product development process is like a storybook. It contributes to just the opening chapter, however, it’s incredibly important for it to achieve its duties well enough to allow the concept and the first draft of the product development cycle to flourish. The outcome can play an effect on the ability to capture and hold the attention of your audience and the value for marketing the product to be on a larger-scale publication. If you would like to learn more about the umbrella stages of product development and the in-depth details of each of the product development phases, keep flipping the ..read more
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7 Tips to Naming an Invention | MAKO Design
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by Mako Design
1y ago
When it comes to the process of how to name an invention, it’s essential to not just have a brand and product with a cool invention name and a supporting tagline, but a name for the invention that stands out to your target audience. Fortunately, in today’s society, there are innovative tools such as invention name generators and thorough guidance from industry experts, like this feature, right at your fingertips. Use an Invention Name Generator Namelix is an AI-powered generator that allows you to explore a variety of distinctive suggestions for you within short and brandable business principl ..read more
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