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mHUB is the nation’s largest independent HardTech and manufacturing innovation center. From concept to prototype to production, mHUB removes the barriers for hardtech entrepreneurs and manufacturers to commercialize new physical products and increases the probability of building a sustainable business. Since launching in 2017, the mHUB community has generated more than $721M in revenue, launched more than 1,398 products, and hired more than 3,987 employees.

mHUB is gaining global recognition for building upon assets of the Midwestern region to create a HardTech heartland. The mHUB community is impacting innovation in smart manufacturing, ClimateTech, EnergyTech, MedTech, AgTech, and more, collectively raising over $1B in capital in a short five-year period. 


2022 Fire Awards Blazer Winners Named

Posted: December 27, 2022


The Economist: Midwestern states want to become "hard-tech" hubs
Posted: February 22, 2022

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WGN Radio: Meet the CEO of mHUB, who helps people build their businesses
Posted: December 21, 2021


Forbes: Why Chicago Became A Top 3 Start-up City in 2021
Posted: December 16, 2021


Crain's Chicago Business: Illinois clean-tech projects in the running for $100M from feds
Posted: December 13, 2021


Chicago Tribune: Chicago manufacturing incubator among 60 finalists named by Biden administration for $1B in grant money 
Posted: December 13, 2021


TechCrunch: The Chicago Model: Building a global innovation powerhouse in America's heartland 
Posted December 9, 2021


Chicago Sun Times: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in Chicago to mark U.S. reopening to vaccinated international travelers
Posted: November 8, 2021


Crain's Chicago Business: Federal funding comes to boost Chicago's tech economy 
Posted: October 4, 2021

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Medium: Why The 2020s Will Be An Era Of Atoms, Not Bits
Posted: August 23, 2021

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MedCityNews: Leading hardtech innovation center mHUB opens MedTech accelerator for medical device startups 
Posted: August 16, 2021


Fast Company: As techies flee Silicon Valley, Chicago jostling to be the next unicorn machine 
Posted: July 17, 2021


Department of Energy: EPIC Prize Winner - mHUB 
Posted: July 15, 2021


Chicago Sun Times: Billion-dollar babies: Chicago sees more tech success 
Posted: July 4, 2021


Forbes: Why Chicago May Be The Best City Find A Tech Job
Posted: July 1, 2021


Health News Illinois: Baxter, Edward-Elmhurst Partner with mHUB on MedTech Accelerator Program 
Posted: June 4, 2021 


Crain's Chicago Business: Big health care names team up on new medtech startup 
Posted: June 3, 2021


Chicago Inno: 3 tech hubs land $2.8M to create startup jobs in Chicago
Posted: May 28, 2021


Crain's Chicago Business: Supply chain squeeze: It's not just about computer chips and cars anymore 
Posted: May 7, 2021


Crain's Chicago Business: Would you move your startup in a pandemic? 
Posted: May 5, 2021


Crain's Chicago Business: Chicago leads a fourth Industrial Revolution 
Posted: March 18, 2021


Plant Services: It's never too late to embrace digital manufacturing 
Posted: March 16, 2021


Crain's Business Chicago: How startups factor into the recovery
Posted: December 9, 2020


Inc.com: How Chicago's Startup Ecosystem Is Meeting the Covid-19 Challenge
Posted: December 1, 2020


Forbes: Industry 4.0 Will Help Fuel Economy Post Election
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020

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ImpactAlpha: Chicago’s mHUB raises $5 million to build an inclusive ‘hardtech’ ecosystem
Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020


Chicago Inno: mHUB launches accelerator and resources for U.S. hardtech startups
Posted: Monday, November 9, 2020


Thomas Insights: Shifting from Vision to Value: The Path to Scaling Smart Manufacturing
Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2020


BuiltinChicago: Illinois Is the Nation's Second-Largest Manufacturer. mHUB Aims to Make It No. 1 
Posted: October 23, 2020


MarketWatch: Fed's Evans says fiscal and health policies more important now than further central bank action 
Posted: October 20, 2020


ThomasNet: Chicago Manufacturing Hub Announced Hardtech Startup Accelerator
Posted: October 13, 2020


Make:cast - Matching Talent to Opportunity at mHUB Chicago
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020


Chicago Inno: 2020 Inno On Fire
Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020


Bootstrapping in America: Steve Koch & Mark Tebbe of mHUB
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020


Chicago Inno: mHUB launches accelerator for 'hard-tech' startups
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Daily Herald: Preparing Illinois for the fourth industrial revolution
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020


Chicago Inno: mHUB lands $1.3M grant to connect hardware innovators with corporate R&D projects
Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020


Venture Capital Journal: mHUB garners over $5M for $15M-targeted fund 
Posted: August 27, 2020


Crain's Chicago Business: Sam Zell invests in manufacturing incubator's VC fund 
Posted: August 27, 2020


Chicago Sun Times: Pandemic shows the need for an American manufacturing revival that Chicago could lead
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020



Chicago Inno: 3 Chicago tech hubs land $1.55M to support Covid solutions 
Posted: May 27, 2020 


Health News Illinois: mHUB, MATTER, and 1871 Raise $1.55M in Funding to Mobilize the Chicago Tech Community to Fight COVID-19 
Posted: May 27, 2020


Forbes: How Chicago is becoming the Frontline of Innovation 
Posted: April 14, 2020 


Chicago Sun Times: Pandemic's pall over Chicago economy won't depart quickly 
Posted: April 13, 2020


BBC News: Coronavirus: I'm using my pizza oven to toss masks for nurses 
Posted: April 10, 2020 

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AmericanInno: mHUB Making Face Shields for Chicago Doctors on Front Lines of Coronavirus 
Posted: March 30, 2020



Forbes: Chicago Companies Are Stepping Up To Take Down Covid Chaos
Posted: March 27, 2020

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AmericanInno: Chicago Tech Steps Up During Coronavirus
Posted: March 25, 2020


Plant Services: Matchmaking for manufacturers - Connecting manufacturers, researchers, and entrepreneurs
Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Verena Solutions Utilizes EOS Technology and TRACEam to Manufacture at mHUB
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019


Chicago Inno: 50 on Fire including mHUB

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019


ITA Takeaways: The Next Wave of Innovation - Physical Products
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2019


Illinois News: Pritzker Administration makes first overseas trade mission to Japan
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019


Impakter: mHUB Raises $15M to Innovate Chicago’s Manufacturing Industry
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019


Meet XPRIZE Finalist Team & mHUB Member Company Skydra
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018


How this startup would revolutionize a 165-year old medical device
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018


ChicagoInno: 18 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2018
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Crain's Chicago Business: "You may be recharging your phone with its technology right now"
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017


Daily Herald Business Ledger: "The Evolution of Illinois Manufacturing with mHUB"
Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017


VentureBeat: "Lystr will make sure you never forget the milk"
Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017


University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship Blog: "Alumni Profile: Haven Allen, Executive Director at mHUB (MPP '13)"
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017


Innovative Tech Hub Aims to Transform Manufacturing
Posted: March 2, 2017