Nuvyyo – Client News Update

Recently named a 2014 Startup to Watch by the Ottawa Business Journal, Nuvyyo - one of our clients based here in the Ottawa area, are re-inventing the way we enjoy our tablet devices, by allowing people to stream their photos, videos, TV shows and movies on their personal devices no matter where they may be. Nuvvyo was recently featured on CBC news to showcase to viewers how they are helping people everywhere cut the cord that ties us to local cable and satellite providers. "It's not just about the TV […]

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Ottawa Personal Trainer with a Product Idea

After meeting Guy Murray for the first time you’re guaranteed to hear at least one product idea. The Ottawa personal trainer embodies the definition of an inventor and has used his ingenuity to create several products over the years. In early 2010, Guy came up with one product idea he knew would take more than elbow grease to bring to life. After contacting several machine shops, engineers and prototype outfits he stumbled across Design 1st online.  Quickly a meeting was setup, budget identified and a team put in place. Over […]

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BathandPlay: From Idea to Kickstarter

Ottawa inventor Jay Conohan walked into the Design 1st office in January 2013 with a product idea and the enthusiasm to dive head first into the product development process. Now 10 months later, he has a working prototype, Kickstarter campaign and is preparing for the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas to showcase his product. Here’s a quick summary of Jay’s journey and how he re-invented bath time for toddlers. The Product Idea: Like many inventors, Jay stumbled across the “Bath and Play” product idea by accident; literally, his son […]

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Building New Relationships in China

Our visits to China have become more frequent. What started off as an annual trip to meet with our manufacturers and component suppliers has now turned into quarterly visits. Most of these visits are short and involve quality inspections on our client's first production runs. But on our most recent trip to China we spent a full two weeks qualifying new vendors, touring state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and forming new business relationships.Check-out some of the photos from our trip below:

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