Build your healthcare startup with MATTER.

MATTER supports healthcare startups at all stages of growth by creating access to learning and development opportunities, capital and customers, and a dynamic community.

Bring your business ideas to life, to market and to scale.

Keep all your equity

We do not take equity in the startups we support. Our no-equity, non-profit model enables us to build a neutral platform for collaborative innovation.

Build business capabilities

MATTER members tap into the Expert Collective — a network of vetted industry experts — and learn critical skills through our digital curriculum, one-on-one mentorship and team-based guidance.

Gain traction in the market

We help you optimize your company’s business development strategy and provide curated introductions to decision makers across all sectors of healthcare, including health systems, life sciences companies and payers.

Raise capital

We help you develop your fundraising strategy, polish your collateral and presentation and reach the right investors.

Belong to a dynamic community

Our startups meet people who will help them succeed through curated programs and events with fellow founders, industry leaders and the broader MATTER network.

Keep all your equity


We do not take equity in the startups we support. Our no-equity, non-profit model enables us to build a neutral platform for collaborative innovation.

Build business capabilities


MATTER members tap into the Expert Collective — a network of vetted industry experts — and learn critical skills through our digital curriculum, one-on-one mentorship and team-based guidance.

Gain traction in the market


We help you optimize your company’s business development strategy and provide curated introductions to decision makers across all sectors of healthcare, including health systems, life sciences companies and payers.

Raise capital


We help you develop your fundraising strategy, polish your collateral and presentation and reach the right investors.

Belong to a dynamic community


Our startups meet people who will help them succeed through curated programs and events with fellow founders, industry leaders and the broader MATTER network.

Resources and opportunities

Want to learn more about what’s available to you as a MATTER venture acceleration member? Fill out this form to get our membership brochure delivered to your inbox.

Curriculum

Navigate the complexities of today’s healthcare industry with our extensive, on-demand digital curriculum — custom-built with leading experts for healthcare businesses. See our workshop catalog for more information.

The Expert Clinic

Receive advice and direction from subject matter experts and industry leaders in one-on-one feedback sessions.

Individualized Support

Dig into your key business imperatives — from business strategy to raising capital to customer acquisition — in one-on-one sessions with the our venture acceleration fellows, executives in residence and MATTER team.

Investor Outreach Support

Discover new sources of capital by mapping out an integrated investor outreach plan and preparing to meet with those investors with the guidance of the MATTER team.

Roundtables

Join discussion groups with industry leaders that elevate diverse perspectives, explore trends and drivers and encourage collaboration on the design of novel solutions.

ACCESS

Connect with our strategic partners through selective, facilitated interactions to showcase your technology and discuss collaboration opportunities.

Startup Showcases

Increase your visibility in the market with exclusive opportunities to present your solution to an audience of executives from the healthcare industry.

CEO Forum

Share learnings and challenges with a group of peers in small, private forums. Current forums include: Medtech, Women+ Founders, CEOs of Color, Chronic Conditions, Telehealth and AI.

MATTER Community Events

Enjoy frequent opportunities to network and hear from thought leaders and changemakers from across the healthcare ecosystem.


Membership for healthcare startups at any stage, anywhere in the world.

Monthly venture acceleration membership

$400

  • All of the above, plus additional services to help grow your business

  • Access to coworking space, conference rooms and a mailbox in Chicago

  • Discounts for additional team members and dedicated desks.


MATTER startups are creating heroic change in healthcare.

$4.4B+
raised by member and alumni companies.
$280M
in 2021 revenues.
1.3M
clinicians have used members' products.
253M
people benefited from member's solutions.

Startup stories

"Working with the mentors at MATTER helped us firm up our U.S. go-to-market strategies, which entailed making the tough call to go in a completely different direction than the route we’d set off to take when we joined."


"When we joined MATTER as one of the founding companies five years ago, we were just beginning to build our product, we didn’t have any business plan and we had no idea how we were going to make money. MATTER provided us with the environment and support and resources we needed for growth. And we’re still here after five years."


"The early days are the hardest in health tech. We owe a significant amount of the early wins to opportunities that MATTER helped generate. We would not be where we are today without MATTER."


MATTER membership criteria

We work with companies from all over the world working in every sector of healthcare: digital health, medical device, diagnostics and therapeutics. We’re looking for:

  • Companies developing a novel, innovative solution to solve a meaningful healthcare problem.
  • The right entrepreneur or team in place to be successful.
  • A compelling business strategy — one that MATTER can help accelerate.

Just need work space?

The following options are available to the healthcare community to access the MATTER space, but do not include any venture acceleration services:

Daily Access

$20

Monthly Coworking Access

$180

Monthly Dedicated Desk

$275

Ready to take the next step?

Introduce yourself to our venture acceleration team for more information or submit your application now.
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Stanley Zee

Venture Acceleration Manager
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Chris Pagano

Director of Venture Acceleration