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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

Inspiralia's Sandra Hryniewicz and Eric Fiklocki give an overview of what's involved in applying to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020

LinkedIn's Natalie Lynch shares her insights on what it takes to grow and maintain a strong and focused team in this webinar.

Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

It’s important, particularly in the tech startup and small business communities, to have a robust and multi-skilled support system. In our Community Partner Spotlight series, we highlight mHUB’s incredible network of community partners, who provide a multitude of skills, resources, backgrounds, and perspectives. We reached out to Benita Mordi, Secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in Chicago, to give us insights on her community, what they’re doing to give underserved youth greater opportunities, and how mHUB has and can continue to aid in this mission.

Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

How Chicago’s Hardtech Startups Repurposed Non-Traditional Components To Fill Critical Supply Chain Gaps During The Early Days of the Pandemic.

Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Jeff Paykin, CEO of firm Outcome Partners, sits down (virtually) with members to discuss their individual roadblocks and ways to surmount them. Find some key, universal advice here.

Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020

Fund will seek to invest in high-potential physical product startups that participate in mHUB’s soon-to-launch accelerator for industry demand-driven innovations

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Jim Shaw and Mike Tummillo lead a webinar on the uses and processes for sheet metal in prototyping and product development.

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

mHUB member and founder of RIGHT MTRLS Sarah Severson instructs a webinar on selecting the correct external materials for your product.

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020

With all the changes taking place in the world today, Charles Mudd of Mudd Law reminds us that perhaps our work patterns, policy, strategies, systems, and legal documents need to change as well.

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

mHUB member, Neopenda, is a Chicago startup that is evolving health tech in markets that need it the most with its revolutionary product neoGuard.

Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Before some products hit the market, they'll need to prove that they're safe for users and consumers. Manas Mehandru, former Strategy Manager at UL, and COO of mHUB, discusses the basics on certification.

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020

When you're making products for people, it's important to understand how those products will interact with your customers in their everyday lives--how it will sound, feel, fit, and so on. This introductory lesson on Human Factors with Rachel Aronchick and Kathryn Mizuchi from UL Emergo shows participants the many considerations they need to make when designing a product, and how to effectively do so.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

As part of our series “Five Questions with,” Thierry Van Landegem, Executive Director, IIoT Cohort, mHUB Accelerator Program, discusses what led him to mHUB and how the Midwest is best suited for Industry 4.0.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

In our Community Partner Spotlight series, we highlight mHUB’s incredible network of community partners, who provide a multitude of skills, resources, backgrounds, and perspectives. We reached out to Liana Bran, Program Director of the IHCC’s LatinX Incubator, to give us insights on her community, and illuminate the opportunities for success—for mHUB and IHCC—that are possible through our collaborative relationship.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Your startup has developed important and valuable IP and other information that it must protect in order to maintain its value. Legal advisor Heather Harper of Harper Legal engages participants in an informative dialogue about the differences between and merits of different types of non-disclosure agreements so that you can legally secure the future of your business.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Among companies already moving us in that direction: mHUB, a product startup incubator, Azul 3D, with leading 3D printers, and Fusion OEM, with robots that operate alongside humans.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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