Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Whether it’s a company with a serial tech founder who’s taking their next big swing, a fast-growing startup tackling a massive industry, or simply a business with an innovative solution to a complex problem, here are 18 Chicago startups to watch in 2018.

Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017

CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) and mHUB, a physical product innovation and manufacturing hub, announced a partnership between the two major manufacturing organizations that is a crucial step in increasing workforce development and connecting physical product entrepreneurs with manufacturing industry leaders to create opportunities for collaborative innovation.

Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017

mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. On November 1, Brad Keywell, the co-founder and CEO of Uptake, kicked off the series.

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017

"The mHUB network we now have access to is invaluable in getting feedback and developing our product."-Akshat Thiriani, CEO of Amper

Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Jacob Babcock launched NuCurrent in 2009 to enable implanted medical devices to be recharged wirelessly. He and his staff of 17 full-time employees are still at it—among the company's new products is a wearable device for diabetes treatment—but a bigger market beckons. NuCurrent is expanding to consumer products like mobile phones that can be charged without plugging them in.

Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

When I think of modern manufacturing right here in Illinois -- I think of mHUB, Chicago's innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. When an advisory council of manufacturing leaders looked forward to what was most needed in the regional manufacturing landscape, the idea for a manufacturing incubator was born. The product of those discussions was mHUB, which allows Chicago and the suburbs to maintain their leadership in innovation and manufacturing while also attracting and cultivating talent in the region and increasing business and investment opportunities.

Posted: Monday, November 6, 2017

On Wednesday night, mHUB premiered our Industry Disruptors talk series, a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. The kickoff featured Brad Keywell, co-founder and CEO of Uptake, interviewed by his good friend Adam Waytz, a psychologist and associate professor at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Inaugural awards hosted by manufacturing innovation centers mHUB, UI LABS and IMEC celebrated region’s manufacturing innovation and leadership by recognizing the companies, products and initiatives driving a new revolution

Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fastway Engineering is pleased to announce a collaboration with mHUB, Chicago's first innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing, to develop Product Development Education for the Chicago Manufacturing community.

Posted: Monday, October 9, 2017

mHUB has always aimed to inspire and cultivate future entrepreneurs and engineers, with programs such as June’s Hebocon and August’s STEM Stars Event. When mHUB was presented with an opportunity to serve as a home and resource center for Ogden International School’s Robotics Team, the mHUB team immediately jumped aboard.

Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gadgets that have one specific purpose are becoming more common. Amazon recently made an alarm clock that’s intended for making video calls (and waking you up). There’s a wallet that’s specifically designed to block RFID signals. A posture detection device can tell you when you’re not sitting up straight. Now, there’s a new voice-enabled product that can help you remember to pick up eggs and milk on the way home from work.

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Since 1823, Chicago’s manufacturing and industrial industries have been booming. From rich natural resources to superb public transportation, Chicago continues to be a necessity for industrial growth across the country. But how do we create innovation in such a long-standing field? Cue the entrance of Michigan Alum, Haven Allen.

Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Illinois manufacturing innovation centers recognize companies, products and initiatives in inaugural award ceremony to celebrate Chicago as a global manufacturing leader

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

If you have visited mHUB over the past couple of months you may have noticed some new faces on our staff. We are always looking for ways to make the physical innovation process easier on our members, so we are excited to welcome four new members to our team: Jacob Ringer, Community and Development Manager, Jamie Gottlieb, Marketing Associate, and Cheyenne Raduha and Quinn Campbell, Prototyping Technicians. Next time you are in mHUB, don't hesitate to say hello!

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This past week, over 400 venture capitalist and innovators convened in Chicago at Venture Summit to celebrate the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community. After all the pitches, panels and showcases, it became evident, that Chicago's diversified ecosystem provides the talent and resources to dominate the Internet of Things.

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017

Innovation centers collaborate to support diversity in tech entrepreneurship focusing on Chicago’s largest minority group

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

To inspire the next generation of STEM talent, mHUB, GE Geniuslink, STEM Kids Chicago, and The Maker Mom hosted over 50 girls for an innovation event on August 23, 2017 at mHUB! The girls were provided hands-on opportunities to learn about laser cutting, 3D printing and electronics; heard from a variety of young women in STEM careers; and got a chance to have fun with science, technology, engineering and math!

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

mHUB member company, Fixer, is a new startup service that makes ordering a handyman easy! Watch founder, Mike Evans, discuss the company's platform, innovation process, and what brought them to the mHUB community. Due to the company's rapid growth and success, Fixer will be graduating out of mHUB soon to grow into a larger office space! Congratulations to them!

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

mHUB member product, the Up-Ride, is featured as the accessory that can turn almost any bicycle into a running or stationary bicycle exercise machine. Creator, Joseph Prosnitz, finds a potential solution for millions of aspiring athletes with joint problems or injuries looking for a low-impact, adaptable, and low-cost workout solution as an alternative to expensive gym memberships.

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lisa Carrel, co-founder of mHUB member company, Proxfinity, is featured on WGN RADIO, explaining how her company is simplifying networking events for the business community.

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017

mHUB member company, NuCurrent, a leading wireless power system and magnetics solution provider, announces the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has named NuCurrent a finalist for the 2017 ITA CityLIGHTS Industry Disrupter Award.

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

mHUB member, Michael Infanger, founder of Verena Solutions is interviewed by Professor Patrick Murphy, instructor of the UIUC Coursera Entrepreneurship Seminar. The course is live now and free to access!

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bill Fienup, Managing Director and Co-founder of mHUB Chicago, is interviewed by Professor Patrick Murphy, instructor of the UIUC Coursera Entrepreneurship Seminar. The course is live now and free to access!

Posted: Thursday, August 3, 2017

What makes a good CEO? To answer that at least in part, Workforce asks another question: What is a day in the life like for a CEO? mHUB member, Matt Mroczek, CEO and founder of Scrub30 in Chicago is featured.

Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

We were excited to host #ThinkChicago last week. Students learned about manufacturing, innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusive growth. Thank you to #ThinkChicago, World Business Chicago, and #ChicagoNEXT. Check out photos from the event!

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