mHUB is located in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant entrepreneurial Tech Triangle - just blocks from businesses such as Lightbank, Groupon and Uptake and also a short distance from Google and Goose Island. The 63,000 square-foot facility contains 10 fabrication labs, including electronics, plastic fabrication, metals, textiles and rapid prototyping, as well as a microfactory for small production runs. The building recently housed Motorola Mobility's prototyping center, but the manufacturing connections run even deeper.
In 1916, the site was home to the Milwaukee Iron and Metal Company, and neighboring businesses included a washing machine manufacturer and the Werner piano factory. Throughout the decades, the area has played an integral role in Chicago's manufacturing industry.
About The mHub Group
mHUB began after World Business Chicago convened an advisory council of manufacturing leaders to further Mayor Emanuel’s Regional Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs. The council was tasked with charting a course toward the next great era of Chicagoland manufacturing. The group determined that a manufacturing incubator would be a critical component to maintaining Chicago’s leadership in product innovation and manufacturing. mHUB fosters connections between local manufacturers, university researchers and our city’s entrepreneurial community of makers and technologists, not to mention investors who are eager to support new businesses. By galvanizing these connections, mHUB ensures that the Midwest region’s manufacturing industry continues to grow, lead, and reduce the cost and barriers to entry for physical product innovation.
Agenda: Tour Group 1
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
11:00 am – 11:30am Registration and Networking
11:30 am – 1:00pm mHub Facility Overview, Tour, Q&A
$22.50 YP Member
$11.25 Student Member
The capacity for this facility tour is 25. No Walk-ins will be accepted for this event.
Contact: Chris Pride firstname.lastname@example.org
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