Imagine you are a founder developing a physical product with incredible potential, but the space and resources to advance your product are out of reach and cost-prohibitive. Haven Allen witnessed this hurdle to introducing life-changing HardTech into the world and co-founded a solution: mHUB, a hyper-resourced innovation center in Chicago.
In this episode, learn from Chief Executive Officer Haven Allen the impact of mHUB on physical technology innovation and the current landscape for manufacturing in the US. Shining the spotlight on mHUB members and research and development culture in Chicago, Haven discusses balancing a focus on your business and customers with improving your product for ultimate success.
- (02:45) – mHUB
- (08:30) – Re-industrialization
- (10:34) – Relocating and opportunity zones
- (11:45) – CHIPS and Science Act
- (15:19) – Hyperlocal to global
- (19:33) – Renewed interest in hardware technology
- (23:08) – Contract manufacturers
- (26:10) – Spotlight on mHUB success stories
About Our Guest
Haven Allen is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of mHUB, managing partner of Product Impact Fund, and an entrepreneur and technology strategist focused on creating economic opportunity through HardTech and manufacturing entrepreneurship. Haven earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Chicago and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan. He is currently earning his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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