Build your healthcare startup with us.

We equip entrepreneurs with a dynamic community, an expansive network, and the knowledge and tools they need to be successful.

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We connect entrepreneurs with active angel and venture investors as well as decision-makers from all sectors of healthcare, including pharmaceuticals, medical device, diagnostics, pharmacy, insurance, health systems and health IT.


Getting feedback early and often can make or break a startup’s success. Our mentorship programs connect entrepreneurs with more than 300 experts from across the ecosystem.


The MATTER Curriculum is a robust series of more than workshops that equip entrepreneurs with the skills they need to be successful. Our venture acceleration programs help entrepreneurs build financial models, speed product development, raise capital and secure pilots.

No 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.

"Through MATTER, we have the opportunity to establish relationships with some of healthcare’s most inspiring entrepreneurs — from the experienced folks to those navigating this journey for the first time."
"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 provided access to a supportive group of engaged and enthusiastic mentors who helped us navigate numerous challenges, identify the questions we didn't know we needed to ask, and reassure us when our strategy and plan were sound. "

MATTER startups are creating heroic change in healthcare.

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MATTER membership criteria

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

  • Companies solving a meaningful healthcare problem.
  • Breakthrough technology or a new application of technology for healthcare.
  • The right entrepreneur or team in place to be successful.
  • A compelling business strategy — one that MATTER can help accelerate.

Ready to take the next step?

We’d love to get to know more about your business. Introduce yourself to our membership team to learn more about MATTER and the application process.
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Polina Goryunov

Program Director
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Samuel Lee

Program Associate
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Membership plans for healthcare startups at any stage, anywhere in the world



For companies headquartered outside of the Chicago area.

Nights & Weekends


For startups at the idea stage, led by students or entrepreneurs with full-time jobs.



For startups looking for access to all of MATTER's programs, services and facilities.



For startups in need of dedicated desks.