When Aadeel Akhtar, PSYONIC CEO & Founder, was visiting Pakistan at age 7 he realized the accessibility issue that people with limb differences faced worldwide. Since then, it has been his mission to make a product that redefines what it means to be human for those with limb differences.

Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

I had the pleasure talking to Sunny Trinh, VP of Demand Creation and Cool Stuff at Avnet, and Brett Lane, CTO at Panduit. Both are Corporate Partners of our Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Accelerator cohort at mHUB Chicago. We discussed examples and trends in IIoT and smart manufacturing, and how corporations can collaborate with startups to drive innovation.

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2020

Start your holiday shopping right here at mHUB.

Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Days after the election, individuals, communities and the nation at large are still trying to predict how the results will impact the markets. Despite the differences of the parties’ platforms, however, both Democrats and Republicans ultimately support strengthening the economy and increasing jobs in the U.S. That said, how will emerging tech markets respond and expand in these uncertain times?

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Early-stage hardware companies get only a small slice of the venture capital pie—roughly $1 for every $15 software and other digital startups raise. For under-represented hardware founders, the financing gap is even wider.

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Small Business and Women's Business Development Centers provided the expertise of Bill McNamara, Director of the International Trade Center, toward the topic of exporting in this webinar.

Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

How the innovation and manufacturing center aims to close the early-stage funding gap for hardtech startups.

Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020

Smart manufacturing — also called Industry 4.0 or manufacturing 4.0 — has been around for some time. Great visions about the future of manufacturing are plentiful, and there are many proofs of concepts, but scaling the digital in manufacturing is significantly less represented. Why? Because not enough attention is paid to the value creation aspect of smart manufacturing. In too many cases it is still seen as a techno spiel more than anything else.

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020

The 4th annual Fourth Revolution Awards by mHUB and MxD, hosted during Manufacturing Month on October 13nd, 2020 virtually celebrated regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution.

Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Digital transformation in a rather conservative manufacturing industry has to cope with several challenges. Here are some the key challenges to overcome that I discussed on October 7th with Karen Kerr & Brian Hand.

Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Market behavior in previous crises favors sensible business growth and stability, which thrives in the Midwest, Hardtech sectors will lead the way.

Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020

In 2017, 3 friends from MIT set out with one mission in mind: changing the way people feel and measure their stress levels. SelfSci was born shortly afterwards.

Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

In the premiere episode of Makecast, mHUB Chief Executive Officer, Haven Allen; Director of Innovation Services, Bill Fienup; and Program Manager, Bianca Thai talk about matching talent to opportunity.

Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Every year, Inno recognizes the 50 people and companies that are innovating, growing and thriving in Chicago's tech and startup scene, and this year is no different. Building a company is never easy, but it is most certainly more challenging during a pandemic. The tech companies and startups on our list this year are being recognized for their resilience, dedication and success despite the adversity presented by the pandemic.

Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

As part of our series “Five Questions with,” Janine Janosky, President of Richard J. Daley College, discusses what the future manufacturing workforce looks like and how Richard J. Daley College is set to lead in skill development.

Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Small Business and Women's Business Development Centers provided the expertise of Bill McNamara, Director of the International Trade Center, toward the topic of exporting in this introductory webinar.

Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020

mHUB's newly formed Product Impact Fund is a $15M venture fund that invests in seed and early-stage physical product and Hardware companies with deployment from 2020 to 2023. Steve Koch and Mark Tebbe are two of their board members who are involved with the creation of the fund.

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020

Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center mHUB is launching its first accelerator program for early-stage startups making physical tech products, IoT devices and other “hard-tech” equipment.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

First cohort for demand-driven technologies will focus on promising Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups and is supported by Avnet and Panduit.

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The University of Chicago's Emily Underwood discusses the basics of negotiation in this webinar.

Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020

The rate of hardtech innovation is accelerating. It's occurring at the intersection of digital and hardware innovation. This fourth industrial revolution is disrupting every facet of our economy. Industries such as construction, manufacturing, energy and transportation are undergoing a rapid transition forced upon them.

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

In conversation with Kristi Ross, Co-CEO & President of tastytrade, Tullman shared his initial vision for Livongo, the process behind the Teladoc decision, hardtech’s role in the business, and what makes a good CEO.

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

mHUB, Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center, just landed a grant from the federal government to help its members bring their R&D skills to established businesses.

Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020

mHUB announced that The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded mHUB with a $1.3M FY20 Venture Challenge grants. Designed to support entrepreneurship and accelerate company growth in the U.S., EDA awarded 52 organizations from 36 states with the FY20 Venture Challenge grant, totaling $35M.

Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

UL Emergo sits down with participants in this interactive class on creating and engaging focus groups to help answer your product challenges.

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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