Venture Financing: Is your company venture-backable?
Venture investing can be a way to launch or grow your company, but is your business structured for this type of investment? Join Jason Franklin, CEO and MD of WV Ventures, to learn how and when this type of investment is helpful, but most importantly, if your company is venture-backable.
Preparing Your Startup for Growth in Exporting
The Women’s Business Development Center’s Bill McNamara is leading a webinar that takes a deeper dive into exporting as the next stage for your business. Even if you don’t think you’re ready for export, this webinar will discuss key tenants and behaviors to success at every level and the lessons can be applied abroad, or right at home. Key questions are: Export Readiness, Market Research, Sales Channels, Shipping, Documentation, Legal/Compliance, Payments, Gaining Access to Resources, & more!
Valuing Your IP
Are you looking for a key formula that can drive your company to success? Valuing your IP could be that very engine to move you forward. This class will introduce you to the reasons why entrepreneurs may benefit from valuing their intellectual property. Join Nick Vasdekas of Stout, LLC, as he takes you through how to think about valuing your intellectual property.
Equity and Cap Tables: Preparing Your Startup for Funding
In this class, you will learn about preparing your startup for funding, including choosing the correct type of corporate structure, understanding the different fundraising alternatives for your start-up, and what this means to your cap table and ownership.
Value Proposition Canvas
In this workshop, facilitated by Jarrod Lowery from Do Tank, you’ll use the Value Proposition Design (VPD) canvas to explore the customer perspective and gain insight into how companies address customer needs. This will allow you to craft your own value proposition and understand how to relieve customers' pains and create customer gains.
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Q&A: Building Relationships and Partnerships as a Startup
As a new business, building strong relationships with key individuals, companies, and stakeholders is key. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to start. Join Scott Kitun and Sam Fiske of Technori, a media platform built to support and aid in investment in emerging startups, as they answer your questions on establishing, maintaining, and navigating business partnerships. Submit your questions by following the registration link.
HOSTING AN EVENT AT mHUB
mHUB has over 5000 square feet of premiere event space. Our large event space is perfect for networking events, panels, corporate meetings and gatherings. We also have several smaller classroom and conference rooms great for private meetings, classes/trainings, and small meetups. Every year mHUB hosts more than 300 events in our space. We see everything from meetup groups, to hackathons, to corporate networking events.
We host events that are compatible with our commitment to growth in the manufacturing innovation ecosystem.
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FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS
Thank you to those who joined us for our Annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The event saw over 300 attendees gathered to recognize corporate leaders, product developers, and small manufacturers. Your continued support of the region’s innovation in physical product development shows the power of this community. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Chicago region's manufacturing ecosystem. All event sponsorship and proceeds supported mHUB and MxD's programmatic initiatives including education, diversity and inclusion, outreach to small manufacturers, and scholarships.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses physical product development with digital processes to impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenges ideas about what it means to be human. Central to this revolution are emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence. It is a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.
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