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H4XLabs for SBIR Awardees

The Office of Naval Research is offering select awardees of SBIR 20.4 ADAPT topic entrance into H4XLabs Dual-Use Business Accelerator free of charge.

Enrollment is now closed

Program Overview

H4XLabs offers two virtual programs for awardees of SBIR N20.4-A01 ADAPT - Naval Depot Modernization and Sustainment. These programs are geared towards C-level executives to help them create dual-use companies using the methodology and network of H4XLabs. We offer these programs free of charge, although companies must provide their own time and may choose to participate in events requiring some minimal optional travel expenses.

Program Offerings

The Accelerator Program

An intensive program providing advisory, instructional, mentoring, and introductory services. This is truly hands-on and requires a commitment not to only attend the sessions but to work on specific areas discussed.

The Advisorship Program

A tailored program where we work together to advise the company on a few specific topics and not on the overall strategy for taking the company to the next level.  

  • What is the difference between mentors and advisors?
    Advisors help teams with specific tech/industry questions. They typically meet with the team 1-2 times. Mentors have frequent touch points with the team and help drive progress over time. They typically meet 2-4 times per month.
  • What is the time committment?
    Advisors: 2-4 hours total per team. The time commitment for an advisor is the length of a call/meeting and subsequent follow up ​ Mentors: 2-4 hours per month. Mentors have rolling team check in meetings
  • Can I mentor remotely?
    Absolutely! We welcome mentors from all over the US/world.
  • Is there compensation for mentoring?
    Our mentoring is voluntary, with H4XLabs offering no compensation. In addition, we don’t think it’s appropriate to ask for equity from the startups in exchange for any light mentor engagements (i.e., a few calls and meetings). ​ If a mentor were to step into a more involved role, such as to take a board seat or do part-time work, the startups are welcome to discuss a more formal arrangement.
  • How do I become a mentor/advisor?
    Thank you for your interest. Fill out our intake from and our team will reach out to you. LINK

Frequently Asked Questions

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