Everything you need
to accelerate
your product solution

Get funding and prototyping resources from the nation’s largest hardtech innovation & product development center.


Explore MedTech

Cutting-edge medtech companies that have the potential to transform healthcare. With support from community partner MATTER.

Explore EnergyTech

Energy, climate, and clean technology ventures that are changing the way we power the world.

Explore Industrial IoT

Next generation connected devices for advanced manufacturing in Industry 4.0.

The Program Structure

Prototyping + Business Acceleration

Building a successful business takes a whole lot more than coming up with a cool product idea

    • 55+ workshops and training
      • Financial Models
      • Corporate finance structures
      • Opportunity/Customer discovery
      • Constructing the pitch
      • Design for manufacturing
      • Supply chain/Quality control
      • Regulatory path
      • Reimbursement models
    • Assigned corporate partner mentors
    • Matched lead industry mentor
    • Prototype roadmap
    • Proof-of-concept prototype and sub-system development
    • Sub-system integration and refinement
    • Fabrication services
    • Low fidelity prototype
    • New product optimization ideation workshop
    • Test and iteration
    • Functional prototype
    • Clinical trial/pilot opportunities
    • Deep connections into healthcare industry ecosystem
    • Strategic healthcare VC investors
    • Access to 300+ healthcare industry networking events at mHUB and MATTER
    • Deep mentor pool with relevant industry expertise
    • Participation in two pitch days to industry
    • Membership access to mHUB and MATTER for two years

Program Timeline

Year 1Year 2

DiscoveryMonths 01–02

Design & DevelopMonths 03–06

DeliveryMonths 07–24

Mentorship, Corporate Access & Technical AccessMonths 01–24

Meet Your Acceleration Team

We’re a passionate bunch of operators, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors and industry leaders with the right know how to guide our teams from point A to points B, C, and D.

Click here to meet your mHUB Acceleration Team.

Haven Allen

CEO and Co-founder

  • Team

Melissa Lederer

Chief Experience Officer

  • Team

Manas Mehandru

Chief Operating Officer

  • Team

Bill Fienup

Co-founder and Director of Innovation Services

  • Team
  • Mentor

Michael Seedman

Executive Partner
Siris Capital

  • Selection Support Committee

Steve Koch

Managing Director
Bowline Group

  • Selection Support Committee

Karen Kerr

General Partner
Exposition Ventures

  • Selection Support Committee
  • Mentor

Jian Cao

Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation
Northwestern University

  • Selection Support Committee

Ed Coleman

President and CEO
Bethel New Life, Inc.

  • Selection Support Committee

Caralynn Collens

Chief Executive Officer
Dimension Inx

  • Selection Support Committee
  • Mentor

Zach Kaplan

Chief Executive Officer

  • Selection Support Committee
  • Mentor
mentors helping startup entrepreneurs at mHUB in Chicago


mHUB invests $75,000 in cash and $600,000+ in product development resources and programming in a two-year, highly structured incubation program in exchange for 5% equity.

Potential incremental investment from participating corporate partners.

More Details
startups making products to support clean energy

EnergyTech cohort
Technology Areas of Focus

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