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  • Packaging Design

    2/21/2019 10:00:00 AM


    Catch your customer’s eye with a product that jumps off the shelf and into their heart. Packaging is essential to ensure that your product is safely transported. Learn how to design a package that embodies your brand through our class on packaging design. Led by Jorge Mascort of Chamberlain, you'll learn how to cradle your product in both a functional and aesthetic package.

  • Startup Grind Meetup | Why Co-Founders Really Matter

    2/21/2019 6:00:00 PM


    Jeff has dedicated his 20-year career to helping people through life's transitions. As the Co-Founder of Hireology, Homescout Realty, and UrbanBound he’s helps thousands of people find employment, housing and even relocate across the globe. Jeff's latest company, Urbanbound is a web-based application built to simplify one of life's big transitions, moving to a new city. Come engage at mHUB - Chicago's first Innovation Center - over free food and drink! FREE tickets available to mHUB members.

  • Office Hours: Personal Financing, Financial Strategy, Minimizing Financial Risk with Andrew Kaczkowski

    2/26/2019 1:00:00 PM


    Join Andrew Kaczkowski, a season financial expert with years of experience working with entrepreneurs, individuals, and businesses to structure their finances for sustainable growth and reach their financial goals. Book your time and discuss how to minimize personal risk when financing your own business, get advice on how to structure your finances to meet your goals, and feedback on your current financial plan. Spots are limited, book your time at THIS LINK:

  • Pitch Practice Workshop

    2/28/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Whether you're a repeat founder or new to the startup scene, everyone can improve their pitch. Led by Technori, this workshop will start with the best strategies on how to sell your idea, understanding what your audience’s needs, and effective storytelling. Then, we'll discuss how to stand out from the competition, avoid mistakes, and how to be bold. The right pitch can make or break a company and its relationships, so crafting it correctly is key.

  • Customer Journey Mapping Workshop

    3/1/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Customer Experience Mapping is a key practice for businesses to be able to truly understand what customers care about and how they make them feel. The insights gained from this activity are critical to enable your organization to deliver exceptional experiences and succeed in the age of the customer. Led by Highland Solutions, this class will teach you how you can produce valuable Customer Experience Maps that will fuel your team's insight and innovation. *SEE HOMEWORK IN DECRIPTION BELOW*

  • Valuing Your IP

    3/5/2019 10:00:00 AM


    Are you looking for a key formula that can drive your company to success? Valuating your IP could be that very engine to move you forward. This workshop will introduce you to the reasons why entrepreneurs may benefit from valuing their intellectual property. Join Scott Weingust and Nick Vasdekas of Stout, LLC, as they take you through how to think about valuing your intellectual property.

  • Minimum Viable Marketing Plan

    3/6/2019 2:00:00 PM


    Before you capture market share, you first must capture mind share. This class, taught by David Kelbaugh, founder of Tacklebox Brand Partners, will help you create your MVMP (Minimum Viable Marketing Plan) to reach your target customer, and an implementation strategy that will make you not only more visible, but more profitable overall. When it comes to marketing, the company with the most momentum wins.

  • Lunch and Learn: Growth Stage Problem Solving

    3/12/2019 12:00:00 PM


    Join us for a special lunch and learn with John Renaldi, CEO and Founder of Jiotbit. John will share his experience on growth stage problem solving and expansion of his company, including strategic partnerships, growing his team, digital marketing strategy, and managing investor relationships. Lunch will be provided!

  • Growing Your Team

    3/13/2019 10:00:00 AM


    Talent is the new business currency. The best ideas only come to fruition with a great team. It’s important that your team is aligned a common vision and has the skills to be able to navigate the challenges that lay before you. In this class taught by David Cohen, Vice President of Sales at LinkedIn, learn how to build an effective team and culture that accelerates your business towards its objectives while also pushing you to be stronger. **There is a pre-class assignment for this class**

  • 2019 Product Showcase & Demo Day

    3/14/2019 2:00:00 PM


    On mHUB's second anniversary, join us for a day of discussion and celebration of innovation in physical product development across the Midwest. Hear from the visionaries, innovators, and entrepreneurs working to carry our region's legacy as the engine for U.S. manufacturing. Exciting events planned throughout the day including talks, startup pitches, and a showcase of more than 30 startups leading the way in product development. Keynote, as well as showcasing and pitching startups to come.

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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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