Navigating the complex stages of product design, prototyping, manufacturing, and commercialisation can be challenging. An Invention Mentor brings expertise and guidance to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

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Why do you need a mentor?

Bringing a product to market is a complex and challenging process that involves various disciplines and years of experience. It requires a deep understanding of design, prototype, manufacturing, and commercialisation. However, many inventors fail due to a lack of knowledge and experience in these areas.

To avoid common pitfalls, such as running out of funds before reaching the manufacturing stage, it's essential to work with an invention mentor. With our guidance, we can help you create a solid plan from the start and stay on track throughout the entire process.

Investing in an invention mentor is an investment in the success of your product. With our expertise and support, you can bring your ideas to life and bring your products to market with confidence.

"From our very first consultation with the team at Invention Steps, we knew we had found the perfect partner for our project. The Invention Review Package provided us with a clear path forward, and the Mentor Package kept us on track and focused on our goals. Throughout the entire process, the team was incredibly responsive and supportive, serving as a valuable sounding board as we worked through each stage. Thanks to their expertise and guidance, we were able to stay on budget and achieve a final outcome that exceeded our expectations. We couldn't be happier with the results!"

Casey Lucas

When to use a mentor?

The process of developing a product involves several stages, and it's recommended to seek mentorship at key points along the way. Before you start the process, consider an Invention Review to get a comprehensive evaluation of your idea. During the design and development phase, regular check-ins with a mentor can be beneficial to keep your project on track. We suggest scheduling a one-hour phone call with a mentor at least once a week, depending on your level of experience.

Our highly sought-after Invention Review offers inventors a detailed and technical analysis of their idea. We cover all aspects of the invention, from design specifications and material selection to the best manufacturing processes and marketing options. This package provides inventors with the knowledge and guidance needed to bring their ideas to life.

  • When you need to understand the correct steps to develop a product.
  • When you want to be aware of the costs involved in bringing your idea to life.
  • When you want the benefit of experience and expertise on your side.
  • When you are new to the product development process.
  • When you are working with a tight budget and need to maximise efficiency.
  • When you require guidance on how to bring your product to market.
  • When you need help in selecting the right manufacturing partner.
  • When you need to seek advice on partnerships / investment opportunities.

Why Choose Us as Your Mentors

With over 25 years of experience in international product development, we have a proven track record of success working with hundreds of inventors. Our mentorship has empowered our clients to achieve notable success in their respective industries.

At Invention Steps we believe in providing our clients with the best support and advice possible. No matter the size of your project, we are equipped to effectively guide you through each stage of product development, providing you with the support and guidance you need to succeed. Trust us to be your experts and bring your ideas to life.

Maximise Your Chances of Success with a Mentor

Collaborating with a mentor can greatly enhance your chances of success by tapping into their extensive experience and expertise in product development and manufacturing. Our mentors possess a wealth of knowledge in product development, prototyping, manufacturing, and commercialisation, allowing them to offer you a comprehensive plan for bringing your product to market. Don't become another unsuccessful inventor - work smarter and achieve your goals with the help of a mentor. Reach out to us today to learn more about how we can support you in turning your ideas into reality.

Freelance Assistance

For many inventors, working with freelance designers can offer cost savings and greater flexibility in the product development process. However, it can also come with challenges, such as ensuring the quality of the design and navigating the steps towards manufacturing.

Our team of experts provides guidance and support throughout the design stages, helping you make informed decisions and ensuring that the final designs meet your needs and are ready for manufacture. By working with us, you can take advantage of our extensive experience in product development, and have peace of mind knowing that you have a trusted partner to help you succeed. Whether you're just starting out or need additional support, our freelance mentorship services can help you maximise the benefits of working with external freelancers, and bring your ideas to life.
  • Ensure quality design: Working with a mentor can help you assess the quality of the designs produced by freelancers and make sure they meet your standards and requirements.

  • Navigate the process: Mentors can help you understand the various steps involved in the product development process and provide guidance on the best practices for navigating these steps.

  • Make informed decisions: A mentor can provide input and advice on key decisions, such as material selection and manufacturing processes, helping you make informed choices and avoid costly mistakes.

  • Access to expertise: A mentor brings years of experience and knowledge in product development and can provide you with valuable insights and support throughout the process.

  • Protect your investment: Working with a mentor can help protect your investment by ensuring that your designs are ready for manufacture, reducing the risk of costly rework or delays.

  • Peace of mind: Having a mentor to turn to during the design process can provide peace of mind and help you feel more confident in your ability to bring your ideas to life.


Our consultation services are flexible and designed to fit your needs. We offer three hourly options to ensure you get the most value from your consultation. Whether you need a quick 1-hour session or a more comprehensive 10-hour package, we're here to help. Choose the package that best fits your needs and schedule your consultation today.

Please note that bulk packages require 100% payment upfront. Upon receipt of payment, we will send you our Non-Disclosure Document to sign. Once the agreement is completed, we will provide you with a detailed questionnaire to gather all the necessary information about your product.


Take a look through some commonly asked questions regarding our Mentoring Service

1How do I schedule a consultation?
To arrange a consultation, please visit our price table located above and select the "Book Now" or "Contact us" button. You will then be redirected to our calendar, where you can select a date and time that best fits your schedule.
2What if I need to reschedule my consultation?
Please contact us as soon as possible if you need to reschedule your consultation.

We will do our best to accommodate your new preferred date and time.
3Do we need to sign a Privacy Agreement (NDA) before we start?
Once your booking is confirmed, we will send you an NDA to sign. This is to ensure that any information shared during the consultation and project development remains confidential.

Please be aware that during the free consultation call, we do not discuss your idea and therefore, an NDA is not required prior to this call.
4What is the difference between a free consultation and a paid consultation?
In a free consultation, we will provide an overview of our services and guide you on the necessary steps for your unique idea.

Our paid consultation calls dive deeper into your specific requirements, providing more detailed information.
5How do I make a payment for a consultation or package?
To make a payment, you can either use a credit or debit card on our website or contact us and we can send you an invoice based on the service you require.
6What is the process for booking a bulk package?
To purchase any bulk package, full payment is required in advance. Upon receipt of payment, we will send you our Non-Disclosure Document to sign. Once the agreement is completed, we will provide you with a detailed questionnaire to gather all the necessary information about your product..

Once you have completed the questionnaire and forward it to us, we will arrange your consultation at a date and time that suits you best.
7Can I start with a 1-hour consultation before deciding on a bulk package?
Yes, you can start with a 1-hour consultation to get a feel for our services before committing to a bulk package.
8What if I have additional questions or concerns?
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We are always happy to help!
9Cancellation Policy
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise which could prevent you from attending your consultation.

We operate a strict no-refund policy for cancelled consultations. However, we are happy to reschedule your consultation if we are provided with a minimum of 24 hours' notice. Any no-shows or cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled consultation will not be refunded.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your consultation, please contact us as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
10Can we arrange after hours consultations?
Yes, we understand that some clients may require consultations outside of our regular business hours. While there may be an increased rate for after-hours consultations, we are happy to assist you at a time that suits your schedule.

Please visit our contact page to find out more and to discuss your after-hours consultation needs.


Invention Steps has over 25 years of Product Design, Manufacturing and Commercialisation experience. We can assist you with taking your idea through all the stages of the development process and mentor you along the way. Better yet, your product always remains 100% your product.