Frequently Asked Quesions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions


General

Type                           Monthly Rate        

Part-time Shop          $145

Shop                            $200

Shared Co-working   $300

Reserved Desk           $410



Learn more on our Plans and Benefits page. Daily passes are available for $35 per day. We have a limited number of personal and team offices. Drop us a note through the Contact Us page to learn more.   

Materials aren't included in membership, but we do have a convenient on-site materials store where members can purchase them. Our Shop staff can also guide members on the most cost-effective sources for any unique materials not on-site.

Yes, members are welcome to have visitors in our co-working space. Members also have access to book conference rooms to conduct meetings with members and non-members, alike. The Shop is the only space in mHUB off-limits to visitors (unless they are on-site for a scheduled tour). 

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. 

To submit a request form to host your event at mHUB, click here

Only members who have completed safety training are allowed in the Shop, where the labs and equipment are.  Shop Safety Training occurs weekly, so members have opportunities to gain Shop access on an ongoing basis. Training is generally 30 minutes to 1 hour, and covers lab safety and how to use specific equipment.

Apply to mHUB here.

mHUB will serve hundreds of entrepreneurs at any given time. We expect to nurture hundreds of new companies that will create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue.

We are now accepting applications for membership to mHUB via the mHUB website. The review process seeks to identify the most promising physical product design innovators who demonstrate the potential to succeed in executing their vision. Potential members supply their business plan, a market analysis and a summary of their current progress. Key performance indicators will be reviewed biannually to ensure that there continues to be a fit between members and mHUB.

The Ms are purposefully ambiguous and represent many things related to our dynamic ecosystem. Think:

Manufacture. Make. Machines. Markets. Mentor. Midwest. Members. Momentum.

mHUB features 10 unique fabrication centers to aid in product design and rapid prototyping, including:

     3D Printing

     Electronics

     Laser Cutting

     Metal Fabrication

     Plastic Molding

     Testing

     Textiles

     Welding and Grinding

     Wet Lab

     Wood Shop     


We also have a microfactory for onsite low-volume production runs. Learn more about mHUB's physical resources on our Equipment and Labs page.

The range of mHUB partners across the ecosystem is part of what makes this opportunity exciting:

Universities, including Northwestern University and the Illinois Tech, bring research and talent.

Manufacturers, such as our first corporate partners  GE Ventures, Marmon, The Chamberlain Group, AskPower, Wiegel Toolworks, will not only use our facilities, but also present industry-specific needs for our community of entrepreneurs to address.

Manufacturing associations Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) for instance, connect entrepreneurs to the manufacturing sector and help scale.

A robust entrepreneurial community of technologists, physical product development engineers and designers, and makers bring new ideas and processes to drive innovation.

Early-stage investors eager for opportunities will supply capital and support.

Education partners, such as Chicago Public Schools, develop STEM and Career Technical Education (CTE; formerly vocational education) skills in Chicago’s student population.

Neighborhood partners bring diversity to our community, including BWISE, NSBE, Women Tech Founders, etc.

Technology partners, such as Keysight, Argonne Labs and UL, provide members with access to software, research, tools and testing equipment.

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