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.
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.
Key Programs to Drive Equitable Access in HardTech
The community partnership program will subgrant to organizations focused on skill development, technical assistance & network building. The goal is to invest in partnerships with place-based community organizations across the city to develop a network of centers with HardTech innovation capacity.
mHUB mPOWER programs are designed to rebalance opportunity and access for startups building physical products that are founded by women and people of color. Each mPOWER program participant at the mHUB Innovation Center 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.
Equity in Innovation Scholarship
To continue lowering barriers to access the mHUB HardTech Innovation Center, a scholarship program has been designed specifically for founders who are historically underrepresented in tech, paving a way for entrepreneurs to access extensive startup resources.
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