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November 2, 2020
by The Ioterra Team

Full-Service Product Design Company Design 1st Joins Ioterra

Ioterra is pleased to announce a partnership with Design 1st, one of the most trusted connected product design-engineering firms across North America. After collaborating recently within a crowdfunding conference to provide a prize for startups, there was a recognized opportunity to provide Design 1st’s specialized services within the Ioterra marketplace.

For over 25 years, Design 1st has been helping entrepreneurs, startups, and enterprise organizations transform ideas into winning products. With expertise across all aspects of industrial design and engineering combined with a philosophy of incorporating human behavior science, Design 1st has developed over 750 products across a variety of industries that influence millions of people globally.

“Anyone who has developed a new hardware product knows that among a thousand decisions that need to be made, it’s the 10 critical ones that if not addressed correctly will result in project failure,” said Kevin Bailey, President of Design 1st. “Statistics show startups see the majority of failure during the transfer from design to product execution. Therein lies the opportunity. Connecting innovators with a hands-on, experienced team of designers, engineers, and manufacturing experts working closely together is critical to navigating the stages – from creative design to development, through to the delivery of a successful product to market.”

“We had been hoping to approach Design 1st with an opportunity to join the marketplace for some time,” said Danny deLaveaga, Chief Revenue Officer and co-founder of Ioterra. “When we sponsored Launchboom’s CROWDFUNDED 2020 summit, we immediately wanted to connect with Design 1st to align our goals of providing professional assistance to startups. After the event’s successful reception, we were excited that Design 1st was on board to join us.”

Ioterra and Design 1st together will:

  • Convert high potential leads into long-lasting, trusted partnerships
  • Collaborate in developing marketing content that resonates with Ioterra’s and Design 1st’s audiences
  • Cross-promote to help small businesses turn a challenging concept into a successful commercialized new product

As a certified service partner, Design 1st looks forward to continuing to provide professional design services to companies looking to get their products to market quickly and predictably bringing new innovation and consumer value by leveraging Ioterra’s network.

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