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  • Founder Institute | VIP Launch Mixer

    4/23/2019 6:00:00 PM


    At the Founder Institute VIP Launch Mixer you'll mix and mingle with local entrepreneurs, technology CEOs, the Founder Institute director, mentors, applicants, and graduates while learning more about the institute's fellowship program. Founder Institute is also giving away one fellowship to an accepted mHUB applicant. Drinks and food will be provided. The event is sponsored by Founder Institute Chicago and mHUB. Free for all mHUB members.

  • Monthly Member Lunch

    4/24/2019 12:00:00 PM


    Join us for lunch on MHUB and a chance to introduce yourself to our new members. All mHUB members welcome.

  • 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.

  • Lunch and Learn: Vendor Agreements

    5/1/2019 12:00:00 PM


    Whether you’re looking to hire someone for a service or sell your product on another company’s shelves, knowing the basics of a vendor agreement will help protect your business and de-risk the agreement. Join Michael Reed, JD, as he breaks down important terminology, details to pay attention to and language to look for, examples of contracts gone wrong, and what to keep in mind during negotiations to protect your business. Join Michael afterwards for one-on-one office hours from 1:30-3:00 pm!

  • Legal Office Hours: Business Formation, IP, and Commercial Leases

    5/1/2019 1:30:00 PM


    Join Michael Reed, JD, for his legal office hours. Book a time to ask questions, talk through challenges, and review any legal documents you may have. Take this time to chat with Michael about a variety of legal issues from business formation and the types of incorporation that are best for you, to the different types of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks), and/or commercial leases when you're ready to graduate mHUB. There are only 3 time-slots available, claim your time now!

  • 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.

  • SolidWorks Essentials Four Day Class

    5/6/2019 8:30:00 AM


    Learn what you need to know to make good use of Solidworks 2018, powerful CAD/CAM software available at mHUB's CAD stations.

  • Mentor Clinic: Strategy, Sales and Founder Issues with Nik Rokop

    5/6/2019 10:00:00 AM


    Join Nik Rokop to ask questions and talk through challenges about your business, sales strategy, and building your founding team. Nik is a lifelong entrepreneur, advisor to, and investor in entrepreneurial ventures, Rokop has more than 30 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and international operations. His career spans the iron and steel industries, manufacturing, consulting, education and the Internet. Register now!

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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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