welcome to hub88


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, build, 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

Dec
2
Mon
TechSTART 2019 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

Dec
18
Wed
Hub88 TechTalk – BrewTech – Women in Craft Brewing @ Hub88 at Nokia
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hub88 TechTalk - BrewTech - Women in Craft Brewing @ Hub88 at Nokia | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Come and check out this exciting TechTalk! And After Party!! Add to your calendar now.

Come join us as we explore the disruptive technologies and applications that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and learn.

Craft Breweries may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to technology. However, these local manufacturers of specialized beer employ a lot of technology that is unique to breweries. 

We’ll cover topics such as:
– How they’re using data to make decisions
– Where technology fits into the supply chain
– The software they’re using to automate processes

ModeratorErin Hallstrom is an award-winning communications expert and product manager with a special focus in content development and strategy. She’s an authority on SEO and website analytics and runs Erin Hallstrom Consulting (https://276media.wordpress.com), where she helps people and brands amplify and connect on an authentic level. In her spare time, Erin also enjoys performing improv and indulging in the craft beers that Chicagoland has to offer.

Panelists:

Emily Slayton, Co-Owner, Skeleton Key Brewery

As co-owner of Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge, Emily is a sometimes-brewer and always-brainstormer. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and teaches the Front-of-House and Capstone courses for COD’s Business of Craft Beer program. In her free time, she enjoys foraging for new ingredients and planning imaginary vacations. More than anything, she loves a good project.

Lisa Gregor, Owner, Church Street Brewing Company

Lisa is involved in all aspects of the Church Street Brewing Company. This family owned brewery was started many years ago when Lisa’s son in college came home on a break and encouraged his dad to get in to home brewing. One thing led to another and seven years later, Church Street Brewing Company is an award-winning, thriving and expanding brewery located in Itasca, Illinois. Lisa transferred her Northwestern University MBA, healthcare industry background and ‘Mom- of-four-busy-children in sports, etc.’ into the multifaceted demands of running a brewery. Her favorite aspect of being in charge is all the different hats she gets to wear on a daily basis, from the attention to details required to turn out consistently award-winning brew, to sales, to vendor and customer relationships and to the accounting and community needs. Each moment holds its own challenges and rewards.

Raiye Rosado, Co-Founder and President, Rabid Brewing

Raiye Rosado, co-founder and President of Rabid Brewing, an expert in Apple technology and student of the arts, has spent decades cultivating a range of modern renaissance skills ultimately leading to brewing and brewery ownership. Blending art and business, she has helped to create a true artist’s taproom with beers that people love and a vision people believe in. An award winning singer, Raiye supersedes the duties of operations management by participating in the art created at Rabid Brewing both with her voice and in the heavy lifting of the brewing process itself.

Where: Hub88 at Nokia, 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, 60563

When:

  • Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
  • Panel 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (networking 5-5:30),
  • 7:00 pm Holiday Gathering and Brew Tour, Granite City

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

Hub88 …

is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community dedicated to accelerating innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

 

Jan
6
Mon
TechSTART 2020 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

Jan
15
Wed
Hub88 TechTalk – January Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hub88 TechTalk - January Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Come and check out this exciting TechTalk! Add to your calendar now.

Come join us as we explore the disruptive technologies and applications that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and learn.

More details to come.

Where: Hub88 at Nokia, 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, 60563

When:

  • Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
  • Speaker/Panel 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (networking 5-5:30),

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

Hub88 …

is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community dedicated to accelerating innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

 

Feb
3
Mon
TechSTART 2020 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

Feb
19
Wed
Hub88 TechTalk – February Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hub88 TechTalk - February Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Come and check out this exciting TechTalk! Add to your calendar now.

Come join us as we explore the disruptive technologies and applications that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and learn.

More details to come.

Where: Hub88 at Nokia, 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, 60563

When:

  • Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
  • Speaker/Panel 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (networking 5-5:30),

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

Hub88 …

is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community dedicated to accelerating innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

 

Mar
2
Mon
TechSTART 2020 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

Mar
18
Wed
Hub88 TechTalk – March Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Hub88 TechTalk - March Topic TBD @ Hub88 at Nokia | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Come and check out this exciting TechTalk! Add to your calendar now.

Come join us as we explore the disruptive technologies and applications that are revolutionizing the way we live, work and learn.

More details to come.

Where: Hub88 at Nokia, 2000 Lucent Lane, Naperville, 60563

When:

  • Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
  • Speaker/Panel 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (networking 5-5:30),

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

Hub88 …

is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community dedicated to accelerating innovation, education, and entrepreneurship.

RSVP and Questions: hello@hub88.org

 

Apr
6
Mon
TechSTART 2020 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
Apr 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

May
4
Mon
TechSTART 2020 – Entrepreneur Mentoring / Open House (Free) (First Mondays) @ Nokia Hub88 Workshop
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Hub88 TechSTART Networking/Coaching for Entrepreneurs (Free)

Come out to meet other startups, ask Hub88 technology and business mentors questions, and perfect your startup vision.

Also, check out our Communications Lab to learn about 5G and LTE private network capabilities for your company.

Every Month:

  • 1st Monday’s at 1:00-3:00pm 

No RSVP required, but inquire to hello@hub88.org if you have special requests or questions.

Note: As of October 1st 2018, the entrance to Hub88 at the Nokia campus is on the north end of the building. Proceed around building to the new Northwest Entrance.

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