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  • University Social Hour

    4/19/2019 4:00:00 PM


    Mix and mingle with the mHUB community and university students, graduates, professors, and administrators from across the Midwest at mHUB's University Social Hour. Meet our members,take a tour of the space, and enjoy food, drinks, fun, and games. Hope to see you there!

  • Pete Hinzy Office Hours: Product Design, DFM, and Supply Chain Management

    4/24/2019 3:00:00 PM


    Join Pete Hinzy, Vice President and General Manager at Prater Industries, to seek guidance about Product Design, DFM, and Supply Chain Management. Pete has been involved with multiple start-ups beginning with his first one at age 13 and has had an extensive career in manufacturing, supply chain operations management, and pushing forward innovation at a variety of large and small companies, including BOSCH, Crane Pumps and Systems. There are two 60 minute time slots, so claim your spot!

  • Contractor Agreements: Process to Hire and Get Hired

    4/25/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Led by Bill Fienup, this discussion will cover the need-to-knows of entering into a contracting agreement from the perspective of a company looking for paid assistance and a contractor wanting to pick-up work. This class will cover the necessary paperwork and sample legal agreements, process to hire and creating a work plan/payment schedule, and best resources to find contractors/contract work.

  • KiCon 2019

    4/26/2019 9:00:00 AM


    KiCon 2019 is the first and the largest gathering of hardware developers using KiCad. Talks at the conference will span hardware design, revision control, scripting, manufacturing considerations, proper library management and getting started developing the underlying tools. Additionally, there will be contests, roundtable discussions with the developers and hands-on demos to deepen knowledge of hardware design and using KiCad.

  • Industry Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Dr. Joe DeSimone

    5/1/2019 5:30:00 PM


    mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is an event series featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. Join us on May 1 for a discussion with Dr. Joe DeSimone, CEO and co-founder of Carbon, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based company working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science to drive the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry.

  • Lunch and Learn: Cold Calling

    5/9/2019 12:00:00 PM


    The sales process is crucial to a start-ups growth, whether your company is big or small. Cold Calling can have an immediate impact on your bottom line, but most people don't know where to begin. Led by Maureen Wozniak of the BBB, this class will cover the basics of cold calling including: how to get to the decision maker, how to close more business, and what to consider when giving pricing.

  • Corporate Finance Structure: Debt Financing

    5/13/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Join this discussion about what it means to borrow money from a bank in order to start, grow or expand your business. Learn what it takes to prepare a loan package, how your request will be evaluated by a commercial lender, and what is expected from your business and you as an owner in terms of repayment. How will your credit history play into the equation? What about a personal guarantee? What can be used as collateral? This class is led by Javier Placencia of Wintrust.

  • Designing for Product Launch Success

    5/17/2019 10:30:00 PM


    Join Jim Shaw for an introductory class on the processes and technologies needed to successfully launch a product into production. Important Mass Manufacturing and Production-related topics include: Developing an effective Supply Chain, Engineering Documentation, Cost-Based Decision Making, and Assembly. Additionally, this class will give you an introductory understanding of several popular manufacturing processes: CNC Machining, Casting, Forging, Sheet Metal Forming/Stamping, and more!

  • Start-ups: Hiring and Growing Your Team

    5/21/2019 1:00:00 PM


    You’ve successfully started your company and its demand is growing – that’s great! It is now time to hire your dream team. Join Elevate Performance Solutions and mHub for insight into hiring best practices all while avoiding pitfalls that might waste time, or get you in to trouble. During the session participants will actively learn about writing job descriptions, behavioral interviewing, and integrating the new team members, among other topics

  • Equity and Cap Tables: Preparing Your Startup for Funding

    5/22/2019 3:00:00 PM


    Venture funding negotiations are high pressure, This class will set you up with the knowledge and confidence to negotiate the deal you need. In this class, you will learn about venture fundraising options for your start-up and what this means to your cap table and ownership. Taught by Briana Belligio, you’ll walk away knowing all about convertible notes, dilution, vesting schedules, forfeiture and repurchase rights, and distributions, and why they're important to your funding negotiations.

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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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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 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 intelligience. It is a techological 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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