Mentor/Advisor Program

What mentoring looks like at H4XLabs

There is no standard approach to mentoring at H4XLabs. As a mentor/advisor you can work with companies working on anything from VR fighter pilot training to building microgrids in austere environments.  


Being a mentor/advisor at H4XLabs means you will be working with companies tackling critical national security problems. Our companies are dual-use, focusing on both the commercial and government sectors.

Our companies are early-stage and are still working to build out their MVPs and undergo user testing. This means you get the opportunity to help steer companies during their foundational stage. At this stage, you can help companies avoid pitfalls and make hypersonic progress.

You will get the chance to meet other experts in our network working on similar cutting edge problem areas. In addition you will get access to gatherings both in Silicon Valley and Washington DC. Through this community you will have a chance to shape the conversation about innovation in the defense space.

Who we look for

Our mentors/advisors are a mix of technologists, entrepreneurs, government experts, and educators. Their common trait is an interest in national security.

Our ideal mentors have expertise in various technology and government verticals. These include:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Automation

  • AR/VR 

  • Compliance

  • Contracting

  • Cybersecurity

  • Drones/Unmanned Systems

  • Energy

  • Entrerpeneurship

  • Govtech

  • Hardware

  • Legacy System Modernization

  • Material Science

  • Regulatory

  • Robotics

  • Security (Personnel/Facility)

  • SBIR

  • Workforce Training

Overview of the H4XLabs mentoring process

  • You will fill out our 4 minute mentor intake form - Link

  • Our H4XLabs team contacts you to schedule an onboarding phone call

  • We will place you on our mentor list to receive access to updates

  • Upon finding an appropriate match for your expertise, we will send you
    information about the startup to see if you’d be interested in connecting


  • If you want to connect, we‘ll put you in touch with the startup so that you can arrange a time to speak

  • Our H4XLabs team will periodically check in to gather your feedback