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Hands-on Startup Accelerator for HardTech

Get early-stage startup funding and prototyping resources from the nation’s leading independent innovation center for hardware and product development.

6-month startup accelerator for new product development and commercialization

mHUB accelerator cohorts focus on demand-driven HardTech solutions for challenges in industrial IoT, MedTech, ClimateTech, and EnergyTech. If you’re a high-potential, early-stage startup – apply today!

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Prototyping resources and early-stage startup funding

Startups in the mHUB accelerator are funded through the mHUB Product Impact Fund. They collaborate with corporate partners and are supported by sector-specific mentors. Participants have access to state-of-the-art prototyping labs in Chicago.

mHUB’s unmatched resources help exceptional startups turn their product ideas into scalable, sustainable businesses.

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$175K Invested

Initial investment of $75K in cash and $100K in services, programming and hardware for 6.5% equity

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6-Month Accelerator

Hands-on accelerated incubation with 18 months of follow-on support

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$6M of Equipment

10 micro labs and state-of-the-art prototyping equipment

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1000+ Innovators

Embedded in a thriving collaborative innovation ecosystem

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55 Workshops

Robust curriculum led by technical and industry experts

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#2 MFG Region

Deep network into U.S. manufacturing supply chain

Accelerating disruptive HardTech in three key areas

Industrial IoT

mHUB fast-tracks diverse early-stage startups who have developed breakthrough solutions focused in predictive maintenance, machine-to-machine learning, edge computing, robotics, automation, quality control, equipment & warehouse monitoring, connected employees, and more.

MedTech Startups

mHUB invests in MedTech startups developing solutions in medicine delivery, remote patient monitoring, wearables, SmartHub solutions, chronic disease management, connected therapeutic devices, detection and diagnosis, drug delivery, and more.

Climate and Energy Tech 

mHUB accelerates Energy and ClimateTech startups focused on renewable energy, hydrogen, carbon capture & sequestration, battery and energy storage, natural gas efficiency and resiliency, circularity and sustainable energy supply chains.

mHUB Accelerator Industry Partners

Looking to access early-stage tech as an industry partner?

Each accelerator cohort is supported by industry partners that strategically select aligned technologies and have access to initial investments.