Accelerate Your Project with Private Mentoring

Private 1:1 mentoring with John Teel for entrepreneurs, startups, inventors, & small companies creating new electronic products.

If you want to accelerate your project there is no better way than private 1:1 mentoring from someone that has the broad experience necessary to develop and sell a new electronic product.

Do you need help navigating the complex product development process? Or do you need help with marketing and/or selling your product? 

Maybe you have a prototype but don't know what to do next? Or maybe you just have an idea but need help figuring out how to get started? 

From an early idea to building a prototype to scaling up manufacturing, and all the way to market domination, I'm here to help guide you!

You will get the benefits of my years of experience developing electronic products, bringing my own product to market, and helping others make their product a reality.

Although I started my career focused 100% on engineering, I learned to embrace the power of marketing when I launched my own hardware product over 15 years ago.

I'm the rare engineer who loves product development and marketing. In fact, you probably wouldn't be here otherwise:)

There are countless specialists, but my specialty is guiding innovators of new electronic products like you all the way from idea to prototype to market.

  • Unlimited, on-demand, private mentoring
  • Communicate with me via video, audio, or email
  • Private video thread for asynchronous face-to-face mentoring
  • Accountability with regular check-ins (optional)
  • Replies usually within 48 hours (workdays only)
  • Includes a quarterly live 1:1 Zoom video call
  • List me as one of your official advisors
  • Full access to the Hardware Academy including all of my training courses and the expert community

John Teel is a product design engineer, serial entrepreneur, and the founder of Predictable Designs and the Hardware Academy.

As a senior design engineer at Texas Instruments he designed dozens of successful electronic microchips. His designs can be found in all kinds of popular electronic devices including some from Apple and Intel. You likely own a product or two with one of his chip designs inside.

Before starting Predictable Designs, John founded a hardware startup named MicroLite Tech that developed and manufactured consumer lighting devices. His product was sold in hundreds of retail locations across multiple countries.

In addition to developing the product, he managed manufacturing in China, marketing, trade shows, logistics, financing, and sales. John had a team of over 20 sales representatives across the U.S. selling his product.

For the past 7 years his full time passion has been helping entrepreneurs like you to develop and bring new electronic products to market. 

John received a Master’s in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree from the University of Texas with a focus in microelectronics.

"John's private mentoring program is clearly the best money I have ever invested!" - Wayne Dean, SmartVentilation Inc.

$2995/quarter   |   $4995/half-year   |   $8995/year

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will you sign an Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)?

Yes, a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) protecting anything proprietary you share with me is part of the signup process. You will retain 100% ownership on of your intellectual property, and I promise to keep proprietary information you share with me completely confidential.


What is asynchronous face-to-face communication?

Synchronous communication is when two people communicate live at the same time like on a phone or Zoom call. 

Asynchronous communication is when each person replies separately like with email. 

Asynchronous face-to-face communication is just a method of video communication where two people share a private thread that each can respond to via a video at any time, instead of both people having to be online at the exact same time.


What are the advantages of asynchronous mentoring for me?

Asynchronous mentoring has many advantages for you including:

- You get the advice you need when you need it, not on some arbitrary call schedule.

- No headaches of scheduling calls at specific times or dealing with time zones. I'm here to help you on your schedule.

- Improves the quality of the mentoring because it gives both of us the time and space to think between replies.

- It makes private mentoring more affordable for you.


Is this a recurring payment? Can I cancel at any time?

Yes, it is. You will automatically be rebilled at the end of each billing cycle.

So, for example, if you join a quaterly mentoring program then you you will be rebilled every 3 months until you cancel. Or if you join an annual mentoring plan then you be automatically rebilled each year.

But, yes, you can cancel at any time and no commitment beyond the first payment cycle is required.

If you do NOT want to join a recurring plan you can pay on a one-time basis for an additional 10% fee. Please email me directly if this is the case.


What is your refund policy?

Although you can cancel at any time, no refunds will be given for private mentoring.


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