• Being a Black VC in America: Discussion with Mike Asem of M25

    11/19/2019 6:00:00 PM

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    Join us as Mike shares his learnings from investing in nearly 100 early-stage startups and what he's doing to change the landscape of investing in America.

  • Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery

    12/2/2019 4:00:00 PM

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    Understanding your market and your customer is vital to securing your company’s competitive edge. Led by Patrick Donohue of Snapon, this class will explain the importance of market research/industry analysis and how they can inform your product development and cover best practices for outsourced and DIY’d research. Then, the conversation will shift to customer discovery and how to find and secure customer validation.

  • The Executive's Club of Chicago Presents: Tech Investments: A C-Suite Perspective

    12/5/2019 7:30:00 AM

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  • SparkShop: Invention Spotlight Session

    12/7/2019 10:30:00 AM

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    Join mHUB and SparkShop for: Invention Spotlight Session. Each Spotlight begins with a case study of a groundbreaking solution to an engineering problem, then challenges students to solve a related design challenge. Kids will get the chance to sketch and prototype original inventions! This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!

  • IP: Trademarks and Copyrights

    12/12/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Patents and trademarks are the most important tools to protect your business. In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of intellectual property including the differences between patents, trademarks, and copyrights, along with some best practices for protecting your intellectual property rights. Taught by Heather Harper of the Startup Legal Shop,

  • Preparing your Business for Production Launch

    12/17/2019 2:00:00 PM

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    Preparing for production is unique to each product. In this workshop, led by Jim Ticknor of NuCurrent, you will learn how to manage your supply chain (local or foreign) and production costs, and what to look for in a supplier/manufacturer at first-run volumes. You’ll also learn about quality control processes, standards, and how to anticipate failure points.

  • Gaining Valuable Customer Data: Focus Group Testing with Emergo by UL

    12/18/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Learn the Ins and Outs of Focus Groups: Join Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design team for an enlightening workshop on the why and the how of conducting focus groups. Learn how to obtain valuable insights from target customers no matter what your stage of product design and development. You will have the opportunity to work on your own product during the workshop, and even try your hand at some focus group improv! Register now.

  • Tax and Legal Considerations for Incorporating your Business

    1/9/2020 4:00:00 PM

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    C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, LP - do you know the right entity for your business? Choosing the right entity for your business is complex and hard to navigate. This class will offer information and advice on both and the legal and tax implications of the most common corporate entities. Led by Paul Anderson of Kirland & Ellis, partner of mHUB, this class will prepare you to make better informed decisions about your incorporation and properly handle the new tax act.

  • SparkShop: Invention Spotlight Session

    2/17/2020 10:30:00 AM

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    Join mHUB and SparkShop for: Invention Spotlight Session. Each Spotlight begins with a case study of a groundbreaking solution to an engineering problem, then challenges students to solve a related design challenge. Kids will get the chance to sketch and prototype original inventions! This workshop is ideal for 8-12 year olds but kids of other ages are certainly welcome to attend!

  • Design Dash Workshop: Learn & Apply Design Sprint Basics

    3/19/2020 9:00:00 AM

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    Join the designers and strategists at Highland Solutions for a hands-on design sprint workshop! Seasoned sprint facilitators will lead you through the basic components of design sprints in just one day. You'll apply these principles to a real-life business goal and put your new skills into action. This is for people who want to learn about: design thinking and design sprints, cost-effective ways to test for market desirability, and utilizing customer research to secure a competitive advantage.

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HOSTING AN EVENT AT mHUB

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. 

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FOURTH REVOLUTION AWARDS

Thank you to those who joined us for our 2nd Annual Fourth Revolution Awards. The event saw over 300 attendees gathered to recognize corporate leaders, product developers, and small manufacturers. Your continued support of the region’s innovation in physical product development shows the power of this community. The ceremony culminated in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Chicago region's manufacturing ecosystem. All event sponsorship and proceeds supported mHUB and DMDII's programmatic initiatives including education, diversity and inclusion, outreach to small manufacturers, and scholarships.

THE REVOLUTION

The Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses physical product development with digital processes to impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenges ideas about what it means to be human. Central to this revolution are emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence. It is a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.

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