mHUB

mHUB is an innovation center. Our goal is help entrepreneurs and startups turn their ideas into prototypes, prototypes in products, and eventually turn those products into sustainable businesses.

About

mHUB is Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. We are a community of product designers and developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers with workshops and labs, including electronics, plastic fabrication, metals and rapid prototyping as well as a microfactory for small production runs. As an organization, we work to drive economic impact in Chicago. We provide these services to individuals who are active members of the mHUB community.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Insurance
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Contract Review
  • Employee Relations
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Forming a Business
  • Labor Relations
  • Lease Review
  • Patent Seminars
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Feasibility Studies

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Wet Lab

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits

Technical Assistance

  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Industrial Technology Research

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactManas Mehandru
Address965 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone(312) 248-8701