• Q&A: Building Relationships and Partnerships as a Startup

    11/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

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    As a new business, building strong relationships with key individuals, companies, and stakeholders is key. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know where to start. Join Scott Kitun and Sam Fiske of Technori, a media platform built to support and aid in investment in emerging startups, as they answer your questions on establishing, maintaining, and navigating business partnerships. Submit your questions by following the registration link.

  • Selling Virtually: Putting the Buyer First

    12/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

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    Now more than ever before, startups need to rely on the virtual world to conduct their businesses. This pivot to the digital world includes one of the most important aspect of running a product-based startup: sales. This webinar, lead by LinkedIn's Eric Bloomberg, addresses the change in the selling landscape and how to combat and work with those changes to continue to build a strong pipeline of potential buyers and customers.

  • mHUB Game Night!!

    12/3/2020 4:00:00 PM

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    Let's play some games and connect socially (just not physically!).

  • Corporate Finance Structure: Debt Financing

    12/8/2020 2:00:00 PM

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    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.

  • Lunch and Learn: Unconventional Networking

    12/9/2020 12:00:00 PM

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    Join Viti Companies Anna-Maria Viti-Welch in this webinar that shares tips, tricks, and strategies for keeping your networking momentum going strong in a new and different world. This webinar will push you to expand your reaches and bolster your rate of success in networking irrespective of all the limiting factors that engaging virtually or otherwise can help eliminate.

  • mHUB Game Night!!

    12/10/2020 5:00:00 PM

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    Let's play some games and connect socially (just not physically!).

  • Creating Your Momentum: B2B Sales

    12/14/2020 2:00:00 PM

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    In this class, led by Maureen Wozniak of the Better Business Bureau, you'll discuss how to build out your sales strategy including how to gain access to your prospects. This class will profile the type of customer you are targeting (Fortune 500 or Small-Mid Market), teach you how to identify the decision maker, and how to get that first appointment with them.

  • Founder Agreements: Founders Stock, Vesting and Departures

    12/17/2020 1:00:00 PM

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    In this class, you will learn about the importance of founder agreements, how to divide equity among co-founders, and key terms that founders should consider including in such agreements such as vesting, acceleration and IP ownership provisions.

  • Test Plan for Product Development

    12/29/2020 2:00:00 PM

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    Now that your design is ready to prototype, you’ll need to think about testing, which can be especially intimidating. Whether your testing is focused on usability, performance, reliability, certification, or all the above, being ill- prepared for this phase of the project can be expensive or even fatal. Taught by Deborah Brown from Bosch Innovation, this class will show you how to design and execute a comprehensive product test plan.

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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 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 MxD'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 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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