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Where HardTech Startups Come to Thrive

HardTech entrepreneurship has a unique set of challenges. Join the mHUB ecosystem to get from Point A to Point B faster and easier.

Helping HardTech Startups navigate the complex path to commercialization

The journey of building a startup is not linear, it’s iterative. mHUB membership provides a roadmap to startups with tailored programming, resources, and support built in. Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, mHUB has the right resources to put your HardTech startup on the fast track to success.

Join the mHUB ecosystem to unlock these benefits and so much more:

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Shop equipment & tech support

mHUB's prototyping shop is the product developer's dream. With more than $6M in prototyping equipment and technical staff onsite, mHUB supports new and seasoned innovators in any stage of product development. mHUB has a covered dock for large shipments and an always-evolving micro-factory for onsite low-volume production runs.

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Part of a founder community 

From member ideation sessions to pitch practice workshops, leverage mHUB’s community of over 1,057 engineers, developers, manufacturers, mentors, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the mHUB ecosystem.

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Connections to industry & venture capital

Learn how to navigate corporate partnerships and engage with venture capital. mHUB attracts stakeholders eager to participate in smart manufacturing, MedTech, climate tech, smart devices and other IoT innovation.

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Access to regional supplier network

Located in the most diversified manufacturing economy in the U.S., mHUB provides direct connections to local manufacturers and suppliers in the Midwest and nationally. This growing supplier network supports America’s position in the Fourth Industrial Revolution while making it easy for members to rapidly prototype and scale.

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Virtual & IRL curriculum

mHUB helps founders navigate the stages of development (regardless of where they are starting from) to answer questions around product market fit, product design, development, launch, fundraising, and scaling. From detailed courses to tailored roadmaps, mHUB arms entrepreneurs with the fundamentals of developing a hardware product and turning that product into a sustainable hardware business.

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Insight from mentor network 

The mHUB mentorship program connects entrepreneurs with business and industry leaders that have extensive experience in manufacturing innovation and cutting-edge technologies in addition to business development, sales, marketing, legal, and finance. Mentors help fill skillset gaps and are available for one-on-one meetings.

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Visibility for your startup

Gain global visibility from mHUB’s communications platforms and flagship events, such as the Annual HardTech Summit. Having over 1.1M organic quarterly impressions and 22K+ engagements, mHUB is a resource to share and amplify your story.

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Pipeline of contract jobs

If your skillsets include mechanical, electrical, industrial systems engineering, software/firmware development, UX/UI design, project management, or embedded systems, you can earn income while getting your own project or business off the ground by contracting for mHUB HardTech Development Services.

Impact of the mHUB startup community

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$6M

Prototyping Equipment

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$1.496B

Capital Raised by Members and Alumni

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1,502

Member Products Launched

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$1.14B

Revenue Generated by Members and Alumni

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5,193

Employees Hired by Members

Membership Options

Co-working

Shared Workspace

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Access To Prototyping Labs

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Shared Workspace with business class wifi, printing, and front desk service

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Manufacturing & Supplier Connections

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Educational Programming, Mentors, Tech Support, Industry & Venture Capital

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Free Design, Cad/Cam Software Licenses

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Conference, Meeting, Classroom & Event Space

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Mail/Package Handling & Loading Dock Access

Reserved Desk

Shared Workspace

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 Access to Prototyping Labs

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24 hour Access to Shared Workspace with business class wifi, printing, and front desk service during business hours

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Manufacturing & Supplier Connections

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Educational Programming, Mentors, Tech Support, Industry & Venture Capital

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Free Design, Cad/Cam Software Licenses

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Conference, Meeting, Classroom & Event Space

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Mail/Package Handling & Loading Dock Access

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Dedicated Adjustable-Height Desk & Lockable File Cabinet

Dedicated Office

 

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Access To Prototyping Labs

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24 hour Access to Dedicated Office Workspace with business class wifi, printing, and front desk service during business hours

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Manufacturing & Supplier Connections

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Educational Programming, Mentors, Tech Support, Industry & Venture Capital

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Free Design, Cad/Cam Software Licenses

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Conference, Meeting, Classroom & Event Space

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Mail/Package Handling & Loading Dock Access

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Customizable Private Offices for Teams of 2 to 30

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Access to Product Development Contactors

Associate/Group Membership

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Access To Prototyping Labs

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24 hour Access to Group Designated Workspace with business class wifi, printing, and front desk service during business hours

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Manufacturing & Supplier Connections

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Educational Programming, Mentors, Tech Support, Industry & Venture Capital

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Free Design, Cad/Cam Software Licenses

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Conference, Meeting, Classroom & Event Space

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Mail/Package Handling & Loading Dock Access

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Access to Product Development Contactors

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Sponsorship and Branding Visibility

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Customizable Benefits

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Looking for periodic access to prototyping labs and equipment?

For a limited time only, mHUB is offering a 10-Punch Shop Card so you can unlock 11 cutting-edge labs equipped with top-notch tools for woodworking, welding, 3D printing, and more, without the commitment of a monthly membership.
 
Get badge access for 10 punches, or 10 days, and leverage mHUB's $6M+ worth of prototyping equipment as needed. Please note that the mHUB Shop Punch Card provides exclusive access to prototyping labs only, excluding co-working spaces, business amenities, the mHUB mentor network, and member events.
 
Click the link below to learn more about the mHUB Shop Punch Card or schedule a tour to check out mHUB's prototyping shop in person

Get Details on the mHUB 10-Punch Shop Access Card

What mHUB members have to say: 

“Hardware is harder than software. With a focus on hardware technology, I’ve leaned on mHUB’s community of professionals who’ve had experience in hardware for advice and direction."

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Richard Stokes

Founder, former CEO

Winston Privacy

"We are so confident in our ability to deliver for customers, and it’s because of this space.”

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Adam Hokin

Co-founder

PedalCell

"Coming from the south side of Chicago, there are not many communities like mHUB. I've developed a support system here.”

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Nana Arkorful

Founder & CEO

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Come see what mHUB's all about

If you’d like to speak to an mHUB representative and learn more about which membership option is right for you, book a tour to come see the mHUB Innovation Center up close and in-person. Or express interest in membership by completing the form below and the mHUB team will be in touch soon.

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Programs and Fellowships for Equitable Access

The mHUB Landis Family Fellowship awards a complimentary 6-month mHUB membership (worth $2,000+) to talented professionals, giving them access to $6M in equipment and a pipeline for paid work in product design, innovation, and R&D with small- to medium-sized manufacturers.

mHUB mPOWER Programs are tailored to meet the needs of early-stage ventures led by underrepresented founders. Participants receive a 6-month membership to mHUB’s world class innovation center with structured, hands-on programming for building a business at its earliest stages.

Read more about various programs offered through mHUB's Catalyze Initiative.