Business Model Canvas: Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs
One of the strongest tools in the entrepreneur's repertoire: Business Model Canvas. When used to its full potential, Business Model Canvas helps companies align on their current state, ideate new paths forward, and design an impactful future. This workshop, taught by Jarrod Lowery of Do Tank, will help you understand the difference between your user, buyer, and financer, and how to craft a compelling story about how your solution addresses each of their goals.
Pre-Seed Venture Challenge Pitch Night
Join the mHUB Associate Board for the Pre-See Venture Challenge Pitch Night! Six early stage members will compete to win more than $25,000 in cash and in-kind gifts sponsored by Ernst & Young, KPMG, Nixon Peabody, and Fifth Third Bank. This year's competing finalists are Aquamox, Bonbowl, Castaway, PedalCell, Skate Kastle, and Insightful Health. Beverages and light appetizers will be provided.
Industry X.0 Connect: OPEN DATA, OPEN FUTURE: Smart City Data Management
Join us for an evening of unlocking the why and how surrounding the key business drivers of smart cities and their data management. Get an understanding of why data management for smart cities must be scalable, affordable and open source.
HANA Center Presents #IAmAnImmigrant
HANA CENTER PRESENTS
STORYTELLING. APPETIZERS. CASH BAR. RAFFLES.
Join us at our 2nd annual storytelling event!
Stories have the capacity to heal and inspire. We find collective liberation through stories that center our community, and are challenged to be agents of change taking action to advance a world with dignity and justice for all!
Corporate Finance: Grow your Business with SBIR Funds
If you are working on the next technological breakthrough, the U.S government has a special $2.6B budget allocated to fund small businesses research and development. Come learn what services/products/technologies are best suited for these grants and see if your company qualifies.
Product Development in the Cloud Forum
Join us to learn why engineering teams are making the switch to SaaS product development platforms
Small Business Advocacy Council Venture Pitch Challenge
Network. Learn. Pitch.
Pitch session contestants receive constructive feedback from our panel of judges
An expert panel discussion geared towards small business owners
Networking Reception- Before & After the competition
2020 Product Showcase & Demo Day
On mHUB's third anniversary, join us for a day of discussion and celebration of innovation in physical product development across the Midwest, sponsored by Bank of America. 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.
Design for Prototyping: Form, Fit, Function and Fabricate
In this class, we will cover the process of converting ideas into reality using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software, 3D Printing, CNC Machining, “Plug-n-Play” Electronics kits, and everything else needed to have “prototypes in hand”. We will discuss various ways to design and prototype using popular materials like Wood, Plastic, Steel, and Aluminum. The class will wrap up with an overview of the “state of the union” in regards to digital prototyping technologies for today and tomorrow.
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Is Certification Right for You?
National in scope and issued by a third-party agency Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the WBE Certification is recognized by over a thousand major corporations and government agencies in the U.S. Attend our popular “Is Certification Right For You?” workshop to see if the leading woman’s business certification is right for you. Please join this webinar to learn more about how to apply for certification.
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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