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  • Creating Your Momentum: B2C Sales

    5/31/2019 3:00:00 PM


    In this class, led by Joel Paglione, you'll discuss how to gain momentum and audience traction in your business before, during, and after product launch. You'll discussB2C channels for product launch, understanding who your target customer is, and key conversion metrics. Register now!

  • IP: Trademarks and Copyrights

    6/4/2019 10:00:00 AM


    Patents and trademarks are the most important tools to protect your business. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of intellectual property including the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights, along with some best practices for protecting your intellectual property rights. Taught by Heather Harper of the Startup Legal Shop,

  • Lunch and Learn: Navigating Newark’s website for Resources

    6/5/2019 12:00:00 PM


    Newark is a division of Avnet Corporation, the world’s largest distributor of electronic components. Newark features a robust web site offering millions of components, electronic design & manufacturing services, and an international, collaborative engineering community that is open to all.Learn how to navigate their web site to find the latest products, special offers, quantity discounts, as well as get help with your product designs. Lunch will be provided!

  • Focus Group Testing

    6/12/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Learn the Ins and Outs of Focus Groups: Join Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design team for an enlightening workshop on the why and the how of conducting focus groups. Learn how to obtain valuable insights from target customers no matter what your stage of product design and development. You will have the opportunity to work on your own product during the workshop, and even try your hand at some focus group improv! Register now.

  • BWISE Presents: Screening and Panel Discussion of BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

    6/12/2019 5:30:00 PM


    Celebrate small businesses and entrepreneurship with The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in partnership with WTTW11, BWISE, and mHUB as we present a screening and discussion of "BOSS: The Black Experience in Business." Discover the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity, and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation's economic and social growth.

  • Materials Selection and Evaluation

    6/14/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Join us for an interactive discussion on why materials selection is so important and how it can impact the entire product development process, from what materials will and won't solve, where and when to start, and what pitfalls to avoid. Whether you're looking to develop a product, or just want to have a better understanding of materials and the proper selection criteria, this class led by mHUB Member, Sarah Severson, will help you understand the impact of choosing the right materials early.

  • Product Development Roadmap

    6/20/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Learn the necessary steps to take your prototype to commercialized product. A product roadmap helps you forecast the specifics of when and how to build product features and increase customer satisfaction. This class is taught by Eli Share of BOSCH.

  • Raise: Venture Challenge Benefit

    6/20/2019 6:30:00 PM


    Join the Venture Board, mHUB's Associates Board, for this benefit raising capital for early stage product businesses.

  • Quality Management and Control Methodologies

    6/28/2019 10:30:00 PM


    The term “Quality”can be a very vague topic in the Manufacturing world. Inthis class we'll provide guidelines on how to quantify the quality of your products, as well as give an overview of of effective strategies such as 5S, Lean, and Six Sigma.Whether you are building your product in-house, or leveraging a Contract Manufacturer, this class will arm you with the knowledge to hold everybody on the team accountable for shipping products at the level of efficiency, and quality your brand deserves

  • Business Model Canvas: Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs

    7/8/2019 10:00:00 AM


    One of the strongest tools in the entrepreneur's repertoire: Business Model Canvas. When used to its full potential, Business Model Canvas helps companies align on their current state, ideate new paths forward, and design an impactful future. This workshop, taught by Jarrod Lowery of Do Tank, will help you understand the difference between your user, buyer, and financer, and how to craft a compelling story about how your solution addresses each of their goals.

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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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Thank you to those who joined us for our 2nd 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 DMDII'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 intelligience. It is a techological 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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