Corporate Finance Structure: Debt Financing
Join this discussion about what it means to borrow money from a bank in order to start, grow or expand your business in this class led by Javier Placencia of Wintrust. 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? Learn also how COVID-19 impacts all of this.
Mastering your Market: Market Research and Customer Discovery
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.
Supply Chain Contracts
Supply chain contracts are necessary agreements for entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes. In this course taught by Susan Dawson of WPD Legal, you'll learn about necessary provisions, payment schedules, as well as specific recommendations for small businesses/startups.
Lunch and Learn: Protecting Your Business with Non-Disclosure Agreements
Are you a founder or entrepreneur with legal considerations in mind? Heard about Confidential Disclosure Agreements but don't know what they are? Join us for a Lunch and Learn with Heather Harper, where we'll get into ways of legally protecting your business, and why it is important.
Product Safety and Certification
Safety is the most important step in the product development process. Delivering products that don’t meet safety standards can kill your business. In this workshop, you'll learn how to build a product that meets all safety certifications.
PTC Creo MDX/MDO Training: Mechanism Design and Analysis
The primary objective of this PTC Creo Mechanism Training class is to teach participants Mechanism Design and Dynamic Analysis using PTC Creo MDX/MDO. Thus, upon completion of this course, participants will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Kinematic and Dynamic Analyses in Creo.
Designing for Sheet Metal
For many products, sheet metal forms the structure, backbone, or housing. And for your money, you can’t make a stronger “L” bracket any other way. With a wide range of material properties and finishes, sheet metal is a go-to solution for things around us in all major industrial verticals. Mike Tumillo, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of Prismier, LLC, will teach you about the engineering and economics of successfully designing sheet metal parts and assemblies.
Autodesk CFD Training
This Autodesk CFD Training Class is an introductory course focused on teaching the fundamentals of CFD using Autodesk CFD. The primary objective of this Autodesk CFD Training class is to teach participants Computational Fluid Dynamics using the Autodesk platform. Thus, upon completion of this course, participants will be able to setup, solve, and diagnose their own Fluid Dynamics Analyses in Autodesk CFD.
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Autodesk Nastran In-CAD Training: Intro to FEA
The primary objective of this Nastran In-CAD Training class is to teach participants Finite Element Analysis using the Nastran In-CAD from Autodesk. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to set up, solve, and diagnose their own Structural Analysis in Nastran In-CAD.
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 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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