ASMP Chicago/Midwest Strictly Business 2020
Strictly Business is a one-day photography conference that brings together experts in the field to focus on best business practices and so much more. Working collaboratively with speakers ranging from mindfulness specialists, commercial and editorial photographers, and leaders in Chicago’s photography industry, join us for engaging sessions where speakers share their career expertise while sparking conversations and opening new routes for collaborations amongst attendees.
University Career Fair
Find opportunities with companies working at the largest and fastest-growing innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing! There will be full-time positions and Summer internships for students to apply for!
BWISE: Careers & Conversations - Planning Your Purpose
Join BWISE and author, speaker, and BWISE member, Angela Underwood for this incredible event. In this session, Angela Underwood will share with you 10 keys for accomplishing your goals in 2020 and beyond.
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.
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.
SparkShop: Invention Spotlight Session
Join mHUB and SparkShop for: Invention Spotlight Session. Each Spotlight begins with a case study of a groundbreaking solution to an engineering problem, then challenges students to solve a related design challenge. Kids will get the chance to sketch and prototype original inventions! This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!
Introduction to Comcast MachineQ’s Integrated Device-to-Cloud IoT Platform
MachineQ, a Comcast company, improves how the world operates through the power of connected devices. MachineQ will be presenting an overview of LoRaWAN wireless technology and how our low-power Internet of Things (“IoT”) infrastructure can help businesses drive revenue, reduce costs, gain operational efficiencies, maintain safety and compliance standards, and improve customer service.
Lunch will be served after!
Pre-Seed Venture Challenge Pitch Night
Join the mHUB Venture Board and supporting sponsor IMEC for the Pre-See Venture Challenge Pitch Night! Five early stage members will compete to win more than $25,000 in cash and in-kind gifts sponsored by Ernst & Young, KPMG, and Nixon Peabody. Beverages and light appetizers will be provided.
Design Dash Workshop: Learn & Apply Design Sprint Basics
Join the designers and strategists at Highland Solutions for a hands-on design sprint workshop! Seasoned sprint facilitators will lead you through the basic components of design sprints in just one day. You'll apply these principles to a real-life business goal and put your new skills into action. This is for people who want to learn about: design thinking and design sprints, cost-effective ways to test for market desirability, and utilizing customer research to secure a competitive advantage.
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2020 Product Showcase & Demo Day
On mHUB's third anniversary, join us for a day of discussion and celebration of innovation in physical product development across the Midwest, sponsored by Bank of America. Hear from the visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs working to carry our region's legacy as the engine for U.S. manufacturing. Exciting events planned throughout the day including talks, startup pitches, and a showcase of more than 30 startups leading the way in product development.
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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