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Haven Allen

Haven Allen

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Haven Allen, chief executive officer and co-founder of mHUB and managing partner of the Product Impact Fund, is an entrepreneur and technology strategist who most recently concentrated 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. During his graduate education, Haven served as a Mayoral Fellow at the City of Chicago. As a fellow he provided research and analysis on policy initiatives dealing with infrastructure, electricity markets and community policing strategies. In order to serve the country, Haven joined the Peace Corps and served as a community economic development volunteer in Panama where he worked to strengthen the management and leadership capacities of rural cooperatives and local organizations in order to increase economic opportunities. In addition, Haven was an entrepreneur in the production and publishing industry.

Executive Director of Chicago

Proactive Response – COVID-19

(2020) 


Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40

(2018)



Named to the Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Vault Blue Network of Chicago Tech and Innovation Leaders

(2018)



Current Leadership Positions

  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (Workforce Investment Board) // Executive Committee Member, Board Member (mayoral appointee)
  • Argonne National Laboratory // Advisory Council Member – Chain Reaction Initiative
  • Black Technology Alliance // Founding Advisory Council Member
  • Chicago Urban League // Advisory Council Member
  • CMAP Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce // Advisory Council Member
  • Mayor Lightfoot Economic Recovery Taskforce // Advisory Council Member
  • P33 Chicago // Committee Member – Business, Civic and Culture
  • Museum of Science & Industry // Advisory Council Member – Innovation
  • ChicagoNext // Council Member


Speaking Engagements





Stay On the Pulse of Early Stage IoT Tech - IOT Solutions World Congress

(2021)





The Fourth Revolution Awards

(2020)





Haven Allen + Speaker at Big Summit Data conference - video

Big Data Summit

(2020)







Bootstrapping in America

(2018)






Haven Allen talks to Microsoft Big Shoulders [video] 2017

Microsoft Chicago: Big Shoulders

(2017)







Network 27: Alderman Walter Burnett interviews Haven Allen

(2017)



Thought Leadership Editorial & Bylines


Education

Haven has a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in economic policy and a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Science, Technology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Illinois at Chicago.



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