SymGym one of five finalists for 2018 mHUB Venture Challenge

SymGym has been included in the five finalists for the 2018 mHUB Venture Challenge. Five mHUB member companies will have the opportunity to pitch their products as they compete to share in $35,000 in prizes. The mHUB Venture Challenge happens Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST at  mHUB Chicago, 965 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA.

Along with SymGym, other mHUB member company finalists include aLoo, PraxiCut’ Colca LLC, and MakExchange. The event is sponsored by KPMG, IA Collaborative, and Blue Cross Blue Shield


SymGym demos for the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

mHUB welcomed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Events to tour their facility on Friday, April 6 to meet with their manufacturing partners and physical product startups. The visit came on the heels of Chairman Powell’s speech to the Chicago Economic Club, his first public speech as fed leader. During the visit, SymGym demonstrated its interactive augmented reality workout. 


SymGym brought its latest prototype to mHub Chicago’s March 9 open house. SymGym’s Rob Quinn and Glenn Susz answered questions from members and visitors about the ways SymGym integrates the fun of video gaming and the benefits of exercise into one platform. Interested people were also invited to try a sample session.

mHUB is Chicago’s first innovation center focusing on physical product development and manufacturing. The doors opened in March, 2017 and the manufacturing incubator celebrated its one-year anniversary at its 63,000 square foot location in the city’s thriving Tech Triangle. Attendees included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, and U.S. Senator Dick Durban.

mHub offers 10 fabrication labs with industrial-scale equipment, including 3D printing, metal fabrication, electronics, plastic fabrication, and rapid prototyping, as well as a microfactory for small production runs. It also provides a place for inventors, designers, makers, investors, universities and mentors to connect. During its first year, mHub has grown to more than 650 community members and 100 industry and community partners.

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin views a SymGym demo.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin views a SymGym demo.

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SymGym will be exhibiting at the Club Industry Show on October 5th and 6th at the Hilton Chicago. Club Industry invites the fitness community to get together with each other, attend multiple networking events, visit the exhibit hall and attend education sessions. Additional information on the event, including show hours, registration costs, and other information, can be found at

The Athletic Business Show has been the premier educational event and trade show for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals for 34 years. We had a great time exhibiting and meeting with leaders in the fitness marketplace. 

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SymGym was one of five companies selected to pitch in front of top executives at the Sports and Fitness Industry Association 'Start-Up Challenge' competition held in conjunction with SFIA's Industry Leaders Summit on September 14-15, 2016 in Denver, CO. 

SymGym to attend Tech for Toys and Games at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Tech for Toys and Games seeks to connect some well-known names and companies with new concepts and emerging technologies that could be the next big thing in the world of toys and games. 

SymGym to compete in Tech Week Launch in Chicago, June 25-26.

The Techweek Launch Championship is the battle royale of pitch competitions; its where top startups from around the country – and the world – compete to be crowned Techweek’s Launch Grand champion. The Launch Championship is Techweek’s top attraction and offers a chance for Techweek attendees to see which companies will soon be changing the world; to meet their founders and investors.


SymGym to Exhibit at Tech Crunch Disrupt's Hardware Alley, May 6th.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 is TechCrunch's sixth annual conference in New York City. The format combines top though-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate technology-driven disruptions in many industries, while the afternoons are reserved for the Startup Battlefield, where some 30 new companies will launch for the first time onstage, selected to present from numerous applications received from around the world. The winning company will receive a $50,000 grand prize and the Disrupt Cup at the conclusion of the conference. The conference is May 4-6, 2015 at the Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street (at 8th Ave.) Manhattan. 

Hardware Alley is a celebration of hardware startups and other cool gear makers featuring everything from robotic drones to 3D printers. Hardware Alley companies (including SymGym) will exhibit on Wednesday, May 6th.