October 10, 2014
By Melissa Lederer, MATTER
Last night, just prior to the annual CEC Momentum Awards dinner, MATTER was honored to receive a $150K grant from JPMorgan Chase in support of healthcare technology entrepreneurs in Chicago. The grant was part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Small Business Forward, a $30 million, five-year initiative that will support the formation, growth and success of small business clusters around the world. Steve Collens, MATTER CEO acknowledged the grant and spoke about the MATTER mission to help create density across the healthcare community by creating a central hub for bio/pharma, medical device, diagnostic, healthIT entrepreneurs, industry leaders, associations, researchers and academics.
In addition to MATTER, JPMorgan Chase also acknowledged similar grants to Accion, 1871, University of Chicago’s Chicago Innovation Exchange and Manufacturing Renaissance. The awardees were presented by Melissa Bean, JPMorgan Chase Midwest Chair. J.B. Pritzker also spoke about Chicago’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community.