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Driving Equitable Access within the HardTech Innovation Ecosystem 

mHUB’s Catalyze Initiative promotes wealth creation for a more diverse set of founders through a series of targeted programs and partnerships.  

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Rebalancing Opportunity and Access in Manufacturing Entrepreneurship

Programs are designed to tie non-dilutive capital and hands-on support to launch and scale for underrepresented founders, all in collaboration with community-based organizations.  

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Three Key Programs to Drive Equitable Access in HardTech 

Community Partnerships 

The community partnership program will subgrant to a growing number of organizations annually who focus on skill development, technical assistance, and network building. The goal of the program is to invest in partnerships with place-based community organizations across the city to develop a network of centers with HardTech innovation capacity.

The last day for Request for Proposal (RFP) submissions is December 16th.

mPOWER Founders

mHUB mPOWER programs are designed to rebalance opportunity and access for startups building physical products that are founded by women and people of color. Harnessing the existing resources of the nation’s leading independent innovation center for physical product companies, each participant receives hands-on support to turn ideas into HardTech businesses.

Landis Family Fellowship

The Landis Family Fellowship for mHUB HardTech Development Services is a 6-month fellowship program for women and people of color that enables diverse talent to gain access to $6M in equipment and a pipeline for paid work in product design, innovation, and R&D with small- to medium-sized manufacturers.

Catalyze Partners

mHUB Catalyze Team

Shannon McGhee

mHUB Director of Community Impact and Engagement


Lanise Beavers

mHUB Community Impact Program Manager

Lanise Beavers- webres

Catalyze Initiative Advisory Committee

Join mHUB in Driving Equity in Tech

Speak with the mHUB Catalyze Leadership team to learn how you can join the ecosystem and get involved in Catalyze Initiatives