Women in Manufacturing Day event at mHUB in 2019

Chicago Inno: mHUB launches accelerator and resources for U.S. hardtech startups

There is a substantial gap in funding for early stage hardtech companies with a disparity of 15:1. Meaning, for every $15 invested in software and other digital startups, just $1…

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The Path to Scaling Smart Manufacturing

Thomas Insights: Shifting from Vision to Value: The Path to Scaling Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing — also called Industry 4.0 or manufacturing 4.0 — has been around for some time. Great visions about the future of manufacturing are plentiful, and there are many…

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Overcoming Challenges in Sourcing Hardtech for IIoT

Digital transformation in a rather conservative manufacturing industry has to cope with several challenges.  On October 7, 2020 I chatted with Karen Kerr, former GE Ventures executive and now founder of…

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2020 mHUB Investor Report: The Time is Now for Hardtech

Market behavior in previous crises favors sensible business growth and stability, which thrives in the Midwest. Hardtech sectors will lead the way. The current economic realities triggered by the global…

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Chicago Inno

Chicago Inno: 2020 Inno On Fire

2020 has been an unprecedented year. Nearly every person, business and startup has been forced to adapt throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which is proving to be one of the most…

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Bootstrapping in America

Bootstrapping in America: Steve Koch + Mark Tebbe of mHUB

Chicago’s mHUB is the U.S.’s largest independent innovation hub on physical product development and manufacturing, with 270 early-stage companies in-house, with 1,200 users who have generated more than $110M in revenue…

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Chicago Inno: mHUB launches accelerator for ‘hard-tech’ startups

Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center mHUB is launching its first accelerator program for early-stage startups making physical tech products, IoT devices and other “hard-tech” equipment.

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mHUB Launches Hands-On Accelerator For Hardtech Startups

First accelerator cohort for demand-driven technologies will focus on promising Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startups and is supported by Avnet and Panduit mHUB, one of the nation’s leading independent…

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Haven Allen

Daily Herald: Preparing Illinois for the fourth industrial revolution

The rate of hardtech innovation is accelerating. It’s occurring at the intersection of digital and hardware innovation. This fourth industrial revolution is disrupting every facet of our economy. Industries such…

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Chicago Inno: mHUB lands $1.3M grant to connect hardware innovators with corporate R&D projects

mHUB, Chicago’s manufacturing-tech innovation center, just landed a grant from the federal government to help its members bring their R&D skills to established businesses.

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mHUB Closes First Round of $15M Venture Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Hardtech Startups

The fund will seek to invest in high-potential physical product startups that participate in mHUB’s Accelerator for industry demand-driven innovations. mHUB, a leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation center, announces the…

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Thierry Van Landegem

The Future of Smart Manufacturing

The Future of Smart Manufacturing in the Midwest and Opportunities for Hardtech is discussed by Thierry Van Landegem in our “Five Questions with” series. Thierry Van Landegem, Executive Director of…

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