welcome to hub88


ANNOUNCING: hub88 is now powered by 1871. See merger announcement here.

hub88 is a technology acceleration center serving northern Illinois. Drawing from the rich technology, science, and industry along the Illinois I-88 corridor, hub88 serves to integrate the regional commercial, education, and entrepreneurial communities to discover, test and commercialize emerging technologies and services.

hub88 Communication Lab

Our CommLab members have the unique opportunity to Ignite 5G innovations using hub88’s cost-effective private 5G and LTE, carrier-grade communications lab, and accelerate the time-to-value with connections to subject matter experts and a robust member and ecosystem network.

If your company is trying to get a jump on commercialization of products running on any of the enabling wireless networks, including 5G, then you will want to take advantage of our Comm Lab.

Click HERE to contact our CommLab team.

focus areas

5G Applications

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Power & Energy

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Industrial IoT

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Robotics

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Drones

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AR/VR

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happenings

Upcoming Events

Aug
3
Tue
High School Innovators – Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
High School Innovators - Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88, powered by 1871 is pleased to support the Summer Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Learners will take a career journey as an innovator and be matched with mentors to experience what it’s like to launch a real startup while earning college credit.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand your Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate your idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” pitch to investors
  • Protect your Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. 4 to 1 Student/Teacher ratio.

Instructors:

Martha Carney is the founder of a thirteen year educational consultancy and loves to teach and mentor entrepreneurs. She is a STEM Innovator practitioner, entrepreneur and role model for mentoring young women to prosper in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM/STEM) careers.

Graciela Perera, PhD is a professor of Computer Science & selected as Faculty-in- Residence at Google in 2018. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and building confidence through real-world learning in STEM at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

Aug
10
Tue
High School Innovators – Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
High School Innovators - Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88, powered by 1871 is pleased to support the Summer Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Learners will take a career journey as an innovator and be matched with mentors to experience what it’s like to launch a real startup while earning college credit.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand your Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate your idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” pitch to investors
  • Protect your Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. 4 to 1 Student/Teacher ratio.

Instructors:

Martha Carney is the founder of a thirteen year educational consultancy and loves to teach and mentor entrepreneurs. She is a STEM Innovator practitioner, entrepreneur and role model for mentoring young women to prosper in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM/STEM) careers.

Graciela Perera, PhD is a professor of Computer Science & selected as Faculty-in- Residence at Google in 2018. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and building confidence through real-world learning in STEM at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

Aug
17
Tue
High School Innovators – Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
High School Innovators - Summer BIG IDEA Boot Camp @ virtual hub88

Attention: STEM Entrepreneur Students Entering Grade 9-12

hub88, powered by 1871 is pleased to support the Summer Big Idea Boot Camp for High School Innovators.

The “live” Boot camp is ideal for students who enjoy thinking outside-of-the- box and seeking business skills to work on a passion.

Learners will take a career journey as an innovator and be matched with mentors to experience what it’s like to launch a real startup while earning college credit.

Students will:

  • Engage in virtual networking
  • Understand your Innovator Profile
  • Create a STEM Innovator canvas
  • Validate your idea through customer discovery
  • Master a “Shark Tank” pitch to investors
  • Protect your Intellectual Property (IP)
  • Build strategies for a college portfolio

Enrollment limited to twelve. 4 to 1 Student/Teacher ratio.

Instructors:

Martha Carney is the founder of a thirteen year educational consultancy and loves to teach and mentor entrepreneurs. She is a STEM Innovator practitioner, entrepreneur and role model for mentoring young women to prosper in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM/STEM) careers.

Graciela Perera, PhD is a professor of Computer Science & selected as Faculty-in- Residence at Google in 2018. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience and building confidence through real-world learning in STEM at Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Registration Link

Questions? mcarney@outsourced-innovation.com 630.697.0571

sponsors and partners

hub88 Charity Statement

Hub88 is committed to providing its services to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Northern Illinois, regardless of ability to pay. For those who are unable to afford the cost of a Hub88 membership or tickets to an event, membership services, educational scholarships and admission tickets will be provided at free or reduced rates.

If you would like to request free or reduced membership services, please use the “Contact Us” tab.