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In March 2017, mHUB opened its doors with a vision to connect innovators with manufacturers to foster new ideas and physical products that would support Chicagoland’s reign as a global manufacturing leader. After one incredible year, they're turning that mission into reality.

Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018

John Saunders of CNC NYC did a video tour of mHUB with Bill Fienup and it already has over 10K views!

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018

mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. On January 10th, mHUB presented our second Industry Disruptors with former Motorola Chairman and CEO Chris Galvin, and former USRobotics Senior Vice President and General Manager Michael Seedman. In the 90s, they played integral roles in the development of communication technology. They shared their stories, and discussed parallels to technologies in today’s market. GE Ventures Executive Managing Director Karen Kerr moderated.

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018

mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. On November 1, Brad Keywell, the co-founder and CEO of Uptake, kicked off the series.

Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017

To inspire the next generation of STEM talent, mHUB, GE Geniuslink, STEM Kids Chicago, and The Maker Mom hosted over 50 girls for an innovation event on August 23, 2017 at mHUB! The girls were provided hands-on opportunities to learn about laser cutting, 3D printing and electronics; heard from a variety of young women in STEM careers; and got a chance to have fun with science, technology, engineering and math!

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

mHUB member company, Fixer, is a new startup service that makes ordering a handyman easy! Watch founder, Mike Evans, discuss the company's platform, innovation process, and what brought them to the mHUB community. Due to the company's rapid growth and success, Fixer will be graduating out of mHUB soon to grow into a larger office space! Congratulations to them!

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

mHUB member, Michael Infanger, founder of Verena Solutions is interviewed by Professor Patrick Murphy, instructor of the UIUC Coursera Entrepreneurship Seminar. The course is live now and free to access!

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bill Fienup, Managing Director and Co-founder of mHUB Chicago, is interviewed by Professor Patrick Murphy, instructor of the UIUC Coursera Entrepreneurship Seminar. The course is live now and free to access!

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

On June 20, 2017, Chicagoland manufacturers were invited to join industry leaders and small and medium-sized manufacturers for an evening of discussions, networking and tours of mHUB. First Industrial Responders Emerge panelists addressed innovation, product sourcing, business best practices and supplier networks and lead breakout discussions. This was the first event of the F.I.R.E. series and will focus on product innovation. Future events in will focus on process innovation and investment trends.

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Anyone who says that manufacturing is a 20th century industry has never been to mHUB in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. Adam Hecktman, Director of Technology and Civic Engagement at Microsoft, recently spends time at mHUB Chicago. Watch Adam's chat with Haven Allen, Executive Director and co-founder of mHUB, about his current passion: building the next generation of physical product manufacturers.

Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

mHUB held its annual crappy robot on Saturday, June 17, 2017! Builders of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels competed in a fun, fast-paced afternoon of building and battling robots. Check out Hebocon's highlights video if you missed it!

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017

mHUB partner, GE Fuse, is spotlighted in the second video of the myHUB video series. GM of GE Fuse, Axel Grippo, and Rapid Prototyping Leader, Deborah Brown, discuss the open innovation platform and why the mHUB community is a perfect fit for their Chicago location.

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On Network 27, Alderman Walter Burnett interviews Haven Allen, executive director and co-founder of mHUB. As an entrepreneur and technology strategist, Haven most recently concentrates on growing the manufacturing industry and strengthening its community throughout Chicagoland. As an economic development strategist at World Business Chicago, he directed the Advisory Council for Chicagoland Manufacturing through which he established and led the implementation of an economic development agenda to support growth and job creation in the manufacturing sector.

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017

mHUB member company, Lystr, is spotlighted in the first video of the myHUB video series. CEO Kara Scanlin discusses her company's product design, innovation process, and what brought her to the mHUB community.

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

There is much discussion about the future of manufacturing. Beth Comstock visits mHUB, a budding community of makers in Chicago and discusses how they're transforming manufacturing with collaboration and agility.

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

mHUB founders Haven Allen and Bill Fienup sat down with tastytrade's Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista to discuss mHUB's mission and provide an overview of the benefits we provide to members and our manufacturing ecosystem.

Posted: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mayor Emanuel talked up our city's assets on a Bloomberg segment following on the heels of a KPMG survey that named Chicago as a leading emerging technology innovation hub,

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Did you miss the Regional Hardware Cup? Watch six startups compete in the video below, which includes the panel presentation on product development and crowdfunding moderated by Bill Fienup.

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Watch how this video ties together our mission with the lively spirit of #GOmHUBChicago, our grand opening event.

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017

Watch as GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock and AOL Co-founder Steve Case discuss the Third Wave, or digital revolution, and how technology is revolutionizing manufacturing and other key sectors.

Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Watch our new video to see how mHUB galvanizes Chicago's manufacturing ecosystem and vibrant community of technology entrepreneurs, bringing innovative ideas to life.

Posted: Monday, March 6, 2017

mHUB members and staff took on a challenge, the mannequin challenge, to highlight the machines in our woodworking lab, which is just one of ten labs that make up our 12,000 square-foot prototyping shop.

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When it comes to carving pumpkins, our staff rules. At least that was the consensus after Bill and Manas revealed The Pumpking. Click through to the post to judge for yourself.

Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Advances stemming from the expanding Internet of Things, the next wave of robotics, and other disruptive technologies are enabling radical operational innovations while boosting the importance of new workforce skills. To discuss how Chicago can position itself at the forefront, mHUB founder and Managing Director Bill Fienup joined Technori LIVE!

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016

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