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.
In 2018, Haven was named to the Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Vault Blue Network of Chicago tech and innovation leaders and the 2018 Crain’s 40 under 40 class. In addition, Haven was recently appointed to a three-year term to the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Board of Directors and currently serves on advisory board with Argonne National Laboratories Chain Reaction Initiative, the Museum of Science and Industry Innovation Advisory Council, Black Technology Alliance, Chicagoland Urban League NEXTONE program, CMAP Economic Recovery Taskforce, Mayor Lightfoot’s Economic Recovery Taskforce, and P33 Business, Civic and Culture Committee member. Haven is also a member of the membership committee at the Economic Club of Chicago.
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.