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Drive Change by Building Community

Rally together around workforce development, STEM and STEAM education, and professional development for product entrepreneurs.


Build bridges to access member benefits

mHUB, the nation’s largest independent HardTech and manufacturing innovation center, works collaboratively with community partners to offer their stakeholders a variety of discounts, perks, and resources. Partnerships are developed to support entrepreneurs, product innovators, and STEM education.

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Community Partners gain access to:

  • Discounted access to mHUB membership
  • Discounted access to mHUB’s curriculum resources
  • Monthly office hours by mHUB staff at community partner's organization
  • Priority scheduling of mHUB event and classroom spaces  
  • Marketing and visibility through mHUB marquee events, annual report, and additional channels
  • And much more...
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The world’s #1 private business incubator is home to 1000+ inventors, designers, creators, and doers that are building better, faster, cleaner solutions to everyday problems.

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Focuses on creative and recording arts, our collaboration fosters innovation in the creative recording devices.

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Bunker Labs

Supports Bunker Labs community and programming with product development specific resources to support and attract veteran-lead product-based businesses.

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Facilitates visibility of hardware entrepreneurship and product development techniques and technologies among black women in science and engineering.

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Focuses on co-working and community space for entrepreneurs to connect to the industry. Provides resources to aspiring hardware entrepreneurs in the Catapult network.

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Chicago Ideas

Expands the offerings and resources Chicago Ideas Week provides for its partners beyond the annual week events by providing greater visibility to physical product development.

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Chicago Inventors Association

The Chicago Inventors Organization’s (CIO) vision includes being the premier provider of positive, affordable, credible resources to inventors whose products range across all markets including digital apps.

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Founded in 2016, For Women & Diversity (FWD) Collective began as VentureFWD with the goal of breaking down barriers in seeking investment capital for women, people of color, and underrepresented communities.

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Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

IHCC’s mission is to cultivate knowledge, connections and collaboration to effect transformational social change and achieve sustainable economic impact through entrepreneurship.

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Illinois Technology Association

Focuses on scaling tech companies in Illinois and supports programmatic activities. ITA helps to scale startups in the Midwest with an abundant network of tech access.

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Supports the development and commercialization of medical device companies by combining their space and respective resources. MATTER provides invaluable sector specific expertise.


National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring, career placement services, community service opportunities and more.

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Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Extends access to hardware companies based at the Polsky Exchange by providing complementary equipment resources for product development innovators in the community.

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Spark Shop

Engages with youth to promote STEM learning and activities both at mHUB and in the classroom. Exposes youth to product development and fosters their interest in STEM education.

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Women in Manufacturing

Provides women in the manufacturing industry additional resources to explore their creative potential as well as a platform to connect deeper with the challenges and technology developments.


Women's Business Development Center

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

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Women Tech Founders

Increases participation of women tech founders in the hardware space through access to mHUB’s resources and co-hosted events.

Looking to access resources or partner on an initiative?

If you have a need or goal that aligns with an existing program or are interested in discussing a new opportunity, connect with mHUB to explore Community Partnership.