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Rapids Air Quality is Improving the Air We Breathe

Rapids Air Quality was the second place winner at the mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition. Many studies have shown that COVID-19 death rate is higher in places with poor air…

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Sotaog is Optimizing Operations and Growing Revenue

Sotaog was the third place winner at the mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition. Sarah Tamilarasan, CEO & Co-Founder of Sotaog had a few not so positive experiences with industrial analytics:…

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AgShift is Solving Complex Challenges in Food Supply Chain

AgShift was the first place winner at the mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition. Miku Jha, Founder & CEO of AgShift, recognized the lack of access to automation, data, insights in…

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2020 Industrial Pitch Competition Winners

2020 Industrial Pitch Competition Winners

Industrial Pitch Competition Showcasing cutting-edge hardtech startups founded by women and entrepreneurs of color The first annual mHUB Industrial Startup Pitch Competition was held virtually on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at…

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Collaboration between Startups and Corporations to drive Innovation – The Case of Industrial IoT

Discussing examples and trends in IIoT and smart manufacturing, and how corporations can collaborate with startups to drive innovation. I had the pleasure talking to Sunny Trinh, VP of Demand Creation…

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Forbes: Industry 4.0 Will Help Fuel Economy Post Election

Days after the election, individuals, communities and the nation at large are still trying to predict how the results will impact the markets. Despite the differences of the parties’ platforms,…

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Chicago’s mHUB raises $5 million to build an inclusive ‘hardtech’ ecosystem

ImpactAlpha: Chicago’s mHUB raises $5 million to build an inclusive ‘hardtech’ ecosystem

Early-stage hardware companies get only a small slice of the venture capital pie—roughly $1 for every $15 software and other digital startups raise. For under-represented hardware founders, the financing gap…

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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: 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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