Accelerating
breakthrough
product solutions
driven by
industry demand

We select startups based on real industry pain points, then coach them from concept to prototype to product, and surround them with industry leaders who are making the market.

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Next generation connected devices for advanced manufacturing in Industry 4.0.

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Cutting-edge medical device companies that have the potential to transform healthcare.

The Program Structure

Prototyping + Business Acceleration

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

    • What Problem Are You Solving
    • Customer Development
    • What Is Your Value Proposition
    • Building Your Hypothesis
    • Validating Assumptions
    • New Product Ideation
    • Proof of Concept
    • Sub-System Development
    • Prototype Roadmap
    • Low Fidelity Prototype
    • Functional Prototype
    • Design for Manufacturing
    • Supply Chain
    • Quality Control
    • Business Modeling
    • Financial Modeling
    • Unit Economics
    • Go to Market
    • Pilot Customers
    • The Art of Pitching
    • Investment Memo
    • Access to Angel and VC Investment
    • Legal Structure
    • Mentor Matching
    • Corporate Partner Access and Mentor
    • 24 Month mHUB Membership
    • Access to Prototyping Facilities
    • Access to Industry Networking Events

Program Timeline

Year 1Year 2
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DiscoveryMonths 01–02

Design & DevelopMonths 03–06

DeliveryMonths 07–24

Member of mHUB, Mentorship, Corporate Access, Technical SupportMonths 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 concept to prototype, to pilot, to market success.

Click here to meet your mHUB Acceleration Team.

Thierry Van Landegem

Executive Director
IIoT Cohort Accelerator

  • Team

Kate Kelly

Resource Coordinator
mHUB

  • Team

Erin Amico

Chief Marketing Officer
P33

  • Mentor

Deborah Brown

Manager, Mobile IoT
Bosch

  • Mentor

Jacob Babcock

CEO
NuCurrent

  • Mentor

Nelda J. Connors

CEO
Pine Grove Holdings, LLC

  • Mentor

Sonny Garg

Solutions Lead, Energy
Uptake

  • Mentor

Brian Hand

CEO
Hand Capital, LLC

  • Mentor

Zach Kaplan

Chief Executive Officer
Inventables

  • Mentor

Mark Karasek

Adjunct Professor
McCormick School of Engineering
Northwestern University

  • Mentor

Karen Kerr

General Partner
Exposition Ventures

  • Mentor

Ushma Kriplani

Interim Associate Laboratory Director, Science & Technology Partnerships and Outreach
Argonne National Laboratory

  • Mentor

Tushyati Maudgalya

Entrepreneur and Management Consultant in Manufacturing

  • Mentor

Isaac McCoy

Dean - School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and CIS
Stillman College

  • Mentor

Patricia Miller

CEO
MATRIX 4, Inc.

  • Mentor

Bill Ogden

Director, Supply Chain
Avnet

  • Corporate Partner
  • Mentor

Johnny Park

CEO
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network

  • Mentor

Maureen Rinkunas

Innovation & Ventures Strategist

  • Mentor

Nik Rokop

Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Stuart School of Business
Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Mentor

John S. Thode

Clinical Professor
Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship
University of Illinois

  • Mentor

Brian Tolliver

Corporate Development and Strategy Leader

  • Mentor

David Weksel

Director, Strategic Growth
Panduit

  • Corporate Partner
  • Mentor

Tony Wilkins

Managing Partner
Standing Oaks Venture Capital

  • Mentor

Jenny Xu

Business Builder & Investor
Z26 Partner

  • Mentor

Investment

mHUB invests $75,000 in cash and $56,750 in product development resources and programming in a two-year, highly-structured incubation program in exchange for 5% equity.

Potential incremental investment of up to $230,000 in convertible notes from participating corporate partners.

Industrial IoT cohort
Technology Areas of Focus

Building a business is all about creating solutions to real problems.

mHUB’s corporate partners have a firsthand view of the industry challenges most in need of solving. That’s why each accelerator cohort has different partners supporting it who help in the product market fit. Partners provide invaluable industry intel, connections, manufacturing supply chain, pilots and investment opportunities. They will become your biggest supporters.

We are looking for breakthrough solutions focused Predictive Maintenance, Machine-to-Machine Learning, Edge Computing, Robotics, Automation, Quality Control, Equipment & Warehouse Monitoring, Connected Employees, etc. We’re excited to hear your ideas for where you see opportunity for disruption. See some challenge statements below.

Challenge Statements

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Rethink the manufacturing value chain

Full Description

To improve the manufacturing value chain from design throughout distribution including every aspect of machine automation and robotics in industrial settings.

02

Improve endpoint security

Full Description

To improve endpoint security and device management in a variety of applications and domains.

03

Improve efficiency of
industrial IoT applications

Full Description

To improve efficiency and effectiveness of industrial IoT applications at the sensor and device level and at the edge computing level from an end to end perspective.

04

Find new IIoT applications for
new hardware devices

Full Description

To find new IIoT applications in a variety of industries that need an end to end solution perspective and a holistic value chain support.

05

Improve the efficiency of operational management

Full Description

To improve the operational efficiency of management and installation of cabling infrastructures within the connected enterprise, factory and industrial construction environment.

06

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tools

Full Description

To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of tools for designing, manufacturing, installing, upgrading and maintaining the electrical and network infrastructures within the connected enterprise, factory and industrial construction.

07

Improve the capacity, security and ease of use of infrastructures

Full Description

To rethink the capacity, security and ease of use of the electrical and network infrastructures within the connected enterprise, factory and industrial construction environment.

08

Streamline the electrical and network
infrastructures

Full Description

To streamline the specification cycle, procurement, material flow and installation of the electrical and network infrastructures within the connected enterprise, factory and industrial construction, aka smart construction.