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HardTech Development Fellowship for Underrepresented Physical Product Designers

Are you a woman, Black, or Latine HardTech entrepreneur, product development specialist, or engineering contractor looking to freelance in the gig economy?

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Landis Family Fellowship for mHUB HardTech Development Services

This six-month fellowship empowers women and people of color to cultivate their technical and professional skills within the gig economy at mHUB. Fellows are offered unparalleled resources at mHUB's cutting-edge innovation center in Chicago, including access to $6M worth of prototyping equipment, professional and technical development workshops, and a diverse innovation ecosystem.  

Are you a woman or person of color proficient in one or more of these skills?

  • Mechanical, electrical, and industrial systems engineering
  • Project management
  • UX/UI design
  • Software/firmware development
  • Embedded systems

If yes, apply now for the 2024 cohort before December 10th. 

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What are the benefits of being a HardTech Development Fellow?

The Landis Fellowship, as part of mHUB’s Catalyze Initiative, creates the conditions needed for underrepresented contractors and freelancers to build their portfolios while generating revenue streams to support the momentum of their own projects.

Fellows can engage with a pipeline of paid contract work through mHUB HardTech Development Services' extensive ecosystem of companies interested in product design, innovation, and R&D.

Landis Fellows Receive: 

  • Complimentary shared workspace membership at mHUB through the program duration
  • Access to prototyping labs with one-on-one training and onsite technical assistance
  • Priority selection for projects with aligned skillset needs 
  • Portfolio development
  • Free access to series of technical and business development classes/workshops
  • Visibility from mHUB’s expansive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts, corporate partners, investors, and the greater innovation ecosystem

Read how mHUB's HardTech Development services has provided $2 Million of income to mHUB members.

Interested in becoming a Landis Family Hardtech Development Fellow at mHUB?

Fellowship programs are run twice per year. Complete an application, and the mHUB team will be in touch regarding important dates for upcoming cohorts.