Appointment announced as organization deepens commitment to creating more equitable access to its community and resources for underrepresented entrepreneurs

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2021

In the digital transformation realm of manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the number one technology. As so often happens, IIoT has too often been seen as a great technology innovation that is looking for a problem. Now that we’re starting to have a better perspective, we see how IIoT can solve real business problems and understand how money can be made.

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Six finalists will pitch for a chance at $25,000 of cash and in-kind prizes

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

Days after the election, individuals, communities and the nation at large are still trying to predict how the results will impact the markets. Despite the differences of the parties’ platforms, however, both Democrats and Republicans ultimately support strengthening the economy and increasing jobs in the U.S. That said, how will emerging tech markets respond and expand in these uncertain times?

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Early-stage hardware companies get only a small slice of the venture capital pie—roughly $1 for every $15 software and other digital startups raise. For under-represented hardware founders, the financing gap is even wider.

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

How the innovation and manufacturing center aims to close the early-stage funding gap for hardtech startups.

Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020

Smart manufacturing — also called Industry 4.0 or manufacturing 4.0 — has been around for some time. Great visions about the future of manufacturing are plentiful, and there are many proofs of concepts, but scaling the digital in manufacturing is significantly less represented. Why? Because not enough attention is paid to the value creation aspect of smart manufacturing. In too many cases it is still seen as a techno spiel more than anything else.

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

In the premiere episode of Makecast, mHUB Chief Executive Officer, Haven Allen; Director of Innovation Services, Bill Fienup; and Program Manager, Bianca Thai talk about matching talent to opportunity.

Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Every year, Inno recognizes the 50 people and companies that are innovating, growing and thriving in Chicago's tech and startup scene, and this year is no different. Building a company is never easy, but it is most certainly more challenging during a pandemic. The tech companies and startups on our list this year are being recognized for their resilience, dedication and success despite the adversity presented by the pandemic.

Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

mHUB's newly formed Product Impact Fund is a $15M venture fund that invests in seed and early-stage physical product and Hardware companies with deployment from 2020 to 2023. Steve Koch and Mark Tebbe are two of their board members who are involved with the creation of the fund.

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020

Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center mHUB is launching its first accelerator program for early-stage startups making physical tech products, IoT devices and other “hard-tech” equipment.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

First cohort for demand-driven technologies will focus on promising Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups and is supported by Avnet and Panduit.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The rate of hardtech innovation is accelerating. It's occurring at the intersection of digital and hardware innovation. This fourth industrial revolution is disrupting every facet of our economy. Industries such as construction, manufacturing, energy and transportation are undergoing a rapid transition forced upon them.

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

mHUB, Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center, just landed a grant from the federal government to help its members bring their R&D skills to established businesses.

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fund will seek to invest in high-potential physical product startups that participate in mHUB’s soon-to-launch accelerator for industry demand-driven innovations

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Among companies already moving us in that direction: mHUB, a product startup incubator, Azul 3D, with leading 3D printers, and Fusion OEM, with robots that operate alongside humans.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

– MxD and mHUB will celebrate Midwest manufacturing innovation and leadership in a virtual ceremony for the 2020 Fourth Revolution Awards on October 13 at 4:30 p.m. CT. As in the previous three years, the event will recognize leaders, companies, products, and initiatives that have made significant contributions to the region’s manufacturing ecosystem.

Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Taking the lens of an employee’s journey, leaders have made decisions and found solutions that can serve as a foundation for others preparing to bring employees, visitors, and customers safely both physically and psychologically back to the workplace.

Posted: Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tech Industry Veteran Brings Over 25 Years of Innovation Expertise from Leadership Roles at Bell Labs and Alcatel

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Chicago’s leading innovation centers, mHUB, MATTER and 1871, are collaborating to mobilize the technology ecosystem around designing solutions that can directly support in the fight against COVID-19. The communities’ network of entrepreneurs, software developers, engineers, designers and industry experts provides a rich talent pool that can facilitate fast, new responses to front-line challenges affecting our populations. A website, seeking open calls for solutions from health officials, policy makers, advocates and other administrators, along with opportunities for innovators to share their solutions, is now live at

Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020

mHUB Hardtech Development (HD) gives small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) the exclusive opportunity to harness the unique creativity of an entrepreneurial community.

Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020

In 2018, mHUB member companies generated nearly $30M in revenue, secured nearly $40M in capital, and launched 413 products. Since March 2017, mHUB has continued to grow its impact by accelerating ideas and product.

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019

mHUB, and Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), have named Marmon Holdings, Inc. as Manufacturer of the Year; Microsoft as Corporate Champion; and Brad Keywell as Fourth Revolution Champion of the second annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The industry awards ceremony will take place on October 10, 2018, at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago to recognize the leadership, innovation and achievements of the Midwest’s manufacturing community.

Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018

This week marked the beginning of The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place. All around the city, manufacturers, makers, engineers, suppliers, and technologists came together to discuss manufacturing innovation. But, the action isn’t restricted to just the tradeshow floor. At mHUB, we are celebrating with a week of events focusing on innovation and technology in manufacturing.

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Illinois manufacturing innovation centers recognize companies, products and initiatives in inaugural award ceremony to celebrate Chicago as a global manufacturing leader

Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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