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  • Chicago Inno Presents: State of Innovation

    3/28/2019 5:30:00 PM

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    Silicon Valley is often thought of as ground zero for U.S. hardware startups, but Chicago has its own history of hardware innovation. At this event you'll here from some of Chicago's emerging hardware entrepreneurs about the physical products they're building, the challenges/advantages of making hardware in the Midwest, and how Chicago is growing its presence as a hub for makers.

  • Value Proposition: Relieve Customer Pains and Create Gains

    4/2/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    In this workshop, facilitated by Do Tank, you’ll use the Value Proposition Design (VPD) canvas to explore the customer perspective and gain insight into how companies address customer needs. This will allow you to craft your own value proposition and understand how to relieve customers' pains and create customer gains.

  • Hardware Testing: Design Validation and Data Gathering

    4/4/2019 10:30:00 AM

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    This class will address a variety of failure prevention test methods, processes, and technologies. Requirements can vary greatly depending on the industry and the complexity of the product, so this introductory class will provide an overview of design validations techniques for: Quality, Safety, Compliance, Usability, Durability and Performance. After attending this class, you will have a greater idea of a realistic scope (and potential cost) of your testing program.

  • Financing your Business: SBIR Funding & Proposals

    4/8/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    This interactive workshop will cover the basics of SBIR funding from who is eligible and what makes a good application, the types of agencies and phases of funding, and what resources are available to assist you in your application. Led by Roland Garton with over three decades of grant development experience, this workshop will prepare you with everything you need to know about SBIR funding. Individual counseling sessions will be available after class from 1-4 pm. LINK TO BOOK TIME IS BELOW.

  • mHUB Workshop: Get Your Company’s Brand Right

    4/10/2019 5:00:00 PM

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    Spend a constructive and productive evening with the branding pros at Tacklebox Brand Partners to develop a brand that is just as remarkable as its product. Walk away with 1-2 brand concepts that will serve as the centerpiece for your branding and marketing moving forward, feedback on brand concept(s), and a stronger, more passionate way to speak about your product and company to the audiences that matter the most.

  • Equity and Cap Tables: Preparing Your Startup for Funding

    4/11/2019 3:00:00 PM

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    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.

  • Partnering to Drive Success

    4/12/2019 10:00:00 AM

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    Led by Heather Harper of Startup Legal Shop, this class will take you through the process of partnering with larger, established companies from the perspective of pilot and collaboration agreements and integrations. This class will teach you what larger companies look for when looking to partner, how to evaluate risk, protect yourself and your business, and set expectations of delivering proportional value.

  • Industry Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Dr. Joe DeSimone

    5/1/2019 6:00:00 PM

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    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.

  • Start-ups: Hiring and Growing Your Team

    5/21/2019 1:00:00 PM

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    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

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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 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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