Social Media and PR Strategies: How to Focus Your Social Media Engagements
This workshop will offer frameworks and insights on how to connect your business or organization to your critical audiences through social media and other digital channels. Led by Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad, Strategic Design Director of LimeRed, this class will work on developing an informed, flexible, and agile social media strategy for your business.
Creating Your Momentum: B2B Sales
In this class, led by Maureen Wozniak of the Better Business Bureau, you'll discuss how to gain momentum and audience traction in your business before, during, and after product launch. This class will profile the type of customer you are targeting (Fortune 500 or Small-Mid Market), teach you how to identify the decision maker, and discuss what channels and metrics to target for sustained customer engagement and success.
SparkShop: Engineer For a Day
Join mHUB and SparkShop for: Engineer For a Day! Kids will solve real-life problems by applying their lived experiences and creativity to biomedical, mechanical, and environmental engineering challenges. This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!
VisFest Unconf 2019
VisFest Unconf is an annual gathering of data visualization practitioners to catalyze involvement and knowledge sharing within the d3.js and greater visualization community. As the fifth annual event, attendees will continue the tradition of sharing and hacking for two days!
Pitch Practice Workshop
Join this class to get real-time feedback on your pitch. Led by Mark Werwath of Northwestern University, this workshop will help you refine your pitch and develop a stronger voice. You will have the opportunity to present your pitch, with a focus on presenting to investors (also applicable for partners, customers, etc.), and receive real-time feedback and guidance on how to perfect your pitch and lock in your investments and key relationships. *Required to submit slides 24 hours prior to class*
mHUB Annual Community BBQ
mHUB members, partners, friends, and family are invited to join us for our annual BBQ! Come celebrate the season and all the great milestones our community has enjoyed. Meet our members, take a tour of the space, and enjoy food, drinks, fun, and games as we toast to our growing innovation community. Hope to see you there!
eCommerce Payment Essentials
E-commerce remains a new and exciting way to conduct business. In this workshop with Ryan King, President and CEO of Guardian Payment Systems, Inc., you’ll learn how to successfully and efficiently accept payments both domestically and abroad, as well as avoid common pitfalls when trying to accept payments internationally.
Corporate Governance: Starting Your Board of Directors
As your company grows you will need a board of directors, governors, and advisers. Taught by Steve Farsht, Co-Founder of Corazon Capital, this class will help you create your first board while keeping in mind your business goals. Learn the details and aspects of governance that apply as an organization grows and becomes more complex.
2019 Fourth Revolution Awards Pitch Night
mHUB and MxD invite you to watch as finalists for the Fourth Revolution Award’s Rising Star of the Year award pitch to our prestigious judging committee. The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrate Midwest regional manufacturing as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. Come cheer on your fellow product innovators while enjoying drinks and appetizers and networking! For more information about the awards, please visit www.4revawards.com.
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Design For Manufacturing: Casting
Ready to scale the manufacturing of your metal parts? For higher quantities Investment Casting can provide an unbelievably low part cost compared to traditional machining, with a wide choice of alloys. Utilizing cutting edge automation (Robots!) lead times can be minimized which helps companies keep inventory down, freeing up critical cash flow. Signicast will be teaching us about the engineering and economics of successfully designing and manufacturing parts using several casting processes.
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 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 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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