Project Management for Hardware Product Development
The first in the "mHUB Hardware Product Development Fundamentals" Curriculum, this class covers an overview of General Project Management by explaining two different frameworks that have been successfully deployed across many industries: Traditional “Phase-Gate” and the more versatile “Agile”. Taught by Jim Shaw, you will walk away from this class with a much better understanding of how to manage your team and tasks, and a framework to launch your product to market on time and on budget.
mHUB Among Us Game Night
Join us for a safe and socially distanced night of fun! Join our game and try to find out who the Imposter is!
Minimum Viable Marketing Plan
Before you capture market share, you first must capture mind share. This class, taught by David Kelbaugh, founder of Tacklebox Brand Partners, will help you create your MVMP (Minimum Viable Marketing Plan) to reach your target customer, and an implementation strategy that will make you not only more visible, but more profitable overall. When it comes to marketing, the company with the most momentum wins.
Fund your R&D with SBIR Grants
If you are working on the next technological breakthrough, the U.S government has a special $2.6B budget allocated to fund small businesses research and development. Come learn what services/products/technologies are best suited for these grants and see if your company qualifies. Taugh by Inspiralia, a firm that supports the grant and tech development to ensure a successful grant bid!
Fitness and Nutrition During the Pandemic
Exercising and eating nutritionally rich foods during the pandemic are paramount for staying healthy in quarantine. Join mHUB and Chicago's Kick@55 Fitness gym in a virtual event offering the best ways to maintain nutrition and exercise this winter.
The Marrying of Hardware and Software with the Atlanta Black Chamber
Nothing speaks more clearly to the spirit of collaboration than the marriage between hardware and software. This panel focuses on the interconnectedness of these two ecosystems through the lenses and experiences of expert panelists from both Atlanta, a software hub, and Chicago, a manufacturing giant. Join the Atlanta Black Chamber and mHUB Chicago in this celebration and examination of these technologies through conversation and Q 1:00-2:30pm CST/2-3:30 EST.
Q&A: Initial Concept Design
Have a business/product idea but don’t know how to flesh it out? Tune in to this hour-long Q&A session with our co-founder, Bill Fienup, to discuss how product design informs and impacts a startup's proposed solution. You will walk away knowing the steps to bring that concept to life. Submit your questions by following the registration link.
Design Frameworks for Hardware Product Development
No matter how complex, hardware products must be properly planned out before the thoroughly detailed design begins. Failure to do so could result in wasted time, scrapped prototypes, and overly expensive designs iterations. This class will focus on two main frameworks for Hardware Design: Systems Design and Design Thinking. Taught by Jim Shaw of Fastway Engineering, you will have a better idea of exactly which features to invest your time (and money) in when designing your next product.
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Materials Selection and Evaluation
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.