DiscoverProduct Startup064: Preparing and Executing Your Product's First Production Run
064: Preparing and Executing Your Product's First Production Run

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

Update: 2021-02-23
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Mike ran a design firm in Hong Kong back in the 90s, then was A Senior Design Lead at Sunbeam, then a manager at Hewlett Packard, and then spent 10 years with Dell running their entire business desktops design division.  He has made over 50 trips to China for manufacturing sourcing, and has consulted dozens of hardware startups on overseas production.  He is also a mentor at Techstars and Capital Factory.  Today, Mike is going to share some valuable knowledge on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can best plan for and best execute on their first overseas manufacturing run.

Today you will hear us talk about:


  • Great manufacturing starts with great design.

  • Don’t try and do it all as a hardware startup.

  • Have a boots-on-the-ground relationship with your factory overseas.

  • You may be able to work with good factories when you have strong connections.

  • What to think about in regards to financing your product development and manufacturing.


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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.

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

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

Kevin Mako of Mako Design + Invent