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Frequently Asked Questions


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.   

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 fosters connections between local manufacturers, university researchers and our city’s entrepreneurial community of makers and technologists, not to mention investors who are eager to support new businesses. By galvanizing these connections, mHUB will ensure that the Midwest region’s manufacturing industry continues to grow, accelerate and lead, and reduce the cost and barriers to entry for physical product innovation.

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

     3D Printing


     Laser Cutting

     Metal Fabrication

     Plastic Molding



     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  GEVentures, Marmon, 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, product 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 Black Tech Mecca, Women Tech Founders, Instituto del Progreso Latino, etc.

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

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