61 episodes

Have you ever had an idea for a new product but just didn't know how to get started? If so, then this is the podcast for you! Each week, we highlight a different product entrepreneur who turned a great new idea into a successful new product. You'll hear about their challenges, their triumphs, their ups, and their downs. But, most of all, you'll learn how each guest was able to take nothing more than an idea, and turn it into a viable, marketable product or business. Our guests have been featured on Shark Tank, The Profit, Today's Next Big Thing, QVC, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more! Tune in each week to learn how you can move beyond your product idea and toward Making It Real!

Making It Real Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Have you ever had an idea for a new product but just didn't know how to get started? If so, then this is the podcast for you! Each week, we highlight a different product entrepreneur who turned a great new idea into a successful new product. You'll hear about their challenges, their triumphs, their ups, and their downs. But, most of all, you'll learn how each guest was able to take nothing more than an idea, and turn it into a viable, marketable product or business. Our guests have been featured on Shark Tank, The Profit, Today's Next Big Thing, QVC, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more! Tune in each week to learn how you can move beyond your product idea and toward Making It Real!

    Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

    Bob Caporale, Founder of Strategy Generation Company

    Bob Caporale – Strategy Generation Company
    “Learning Lessons and Making It Real”
    After 60 incredible episodes of Making It Real, it’s time for co-host Bob Caporale to take all the lessons he’s learned and go start a company himself! Strategy Generation Company is the culmination of Bob’s passion to help business leaders develop their own unique product and business strategies. Using non-traditional methods that inspire people to tap into their own creativity and intuition, Bob is setting out on a journey to help companies large and small make the world a better place. Join us for this very special episode of Making It Real where we announce the launch of Bob’s new company and bid farewell to our beloved podcast – at least until we have another update to share!
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 43 min
    Max Temkin, Co-Founder of Cards Against Humanity

    Max Temkin, Co-Founder of Cards Against Humanity

    Max Temkin – Cards Against Humanity
    “Stop Listening to Podcasts, And Go Do Something Great”
    Max Temkin and his seven childhood friends originally created Cards Against Humanity because they wanted something to play at parties. They made it available for free and the craze caught on from there! But this isn’t the story of making a lot of money; it’s the story of following your passion and seeing where it can take you. And where it takes us is something you don’t want to miss!
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 42 min
    Fran Dunaway, Co-Founder of TomboyX

    Fran Dunaway, Co-Founder of TomboyX

    Fran Dunaway – TomboyX
    “Look for the Rainbow Unicorn Moments”
    Fran Dunaway, co-founder of TomboyX, strived to create an undergarment that was universally comfortable for both herself and for her friends. With humble Kickstarter roots, she listened closely to her customers and grew a business that promoted equality of comfort and freedom from labels. This week’s episode is filled with fun, energy, and an incredible story of inclusiveness, comfort, and business growth. This is one you don’t want to miss!
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 42 min
    Lee Mallahan III, Inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter

    Lee Mallahan III, Inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter

    Lee Mallahan III – Tadpole Tape Cutter
    “If It Is to Be, It’s Up to Me”
    Lee Mallahan III, inventor of the Tadpole Tape Cutter, created his product out of necessity. While tackling home painting projects, he grew tired and frustrated with the process of cutting painter’s tape and quickly learned that there was no solution on the market to get a clean edged cut. So he invented an innovative product that is lightweight, easy to store, and can be universally re-used without frustration. Lee fills this episode with positivity and teaches Bob & Tate how he brought his unlikely invention to life.
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 43 min
    Robert Harbauer, Owner of Bondic

    Robert Harbauer, Owner of Bondic

    Robert Harbauer – Bondic
    “Create Incredible Customer Service”
    Robert Harbauer has a tradition of visiting local hardware stores while traveling abroad. In his travels to Germany, Robert came across Bondic, a product that he became instantly passionate about. Tune in to this week’s episode as Robert shares his competitive journey of selling a household tool in big box retail, and how he conquered it all by putting the customer first.
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 46 min
    Elliot Harris, Founder of Absorbits

    Elliot Harris, Founder of Absorbits

    Elliot Harris – Absorbits
    “Becoming an Entrepreneur Has Never Had Less Barriers”
    Elliot Harris, founder of Absorbits, is a self-described accident-prone serial entrepreneur. After accidentally soaking his cell phone, Elliot was on a mission to reverse the damage. Many tests later, he created a patented pouch that dries out wet electronics. In this episode, Elliot shares nuggets of entrepreneurial advice while providing an approachable process that anyone with the next “big idea” can follow!
    Whether you’re a product manager in an established company or an aspiring business owner with an idea for a new product business, Making It Real will provide you with real tools and advice on how to be a successful product entrepreneur!
    Hosted by Bob Caporale and Tate Tegtmeier
    Original Music by Bob Caporale
    Note: No endorsement of any product or service featured on Making It Real is either expressed or implied by its hosts or producers.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Dt2917 ,

This show is awesome!

This is one of those podcast you can just listen to all the time. Real people talking about ideas. Bob and Tate really make it entertaining, thanks guys!

namtrok ,

So Encouraging

Often I feel like I'm living in a vaccum because no one else near me thinks the way I do, it's awesome to be encouraged by other product developers.

Gisele_Oliveira ,

A+ Show!

I love this show. The host is really entertaining. This show became my top show in my podcast list. Keep up the great work.