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.


Connect with investors and decision-makers from all sectors of healthcare, including hospitals and health systems, universities and industry-leading companies.

Capital and customers

Build financial models, speed product development, raise capital and secure pilots with the guidance of our venture acceleration team.

Mentorship and education

Learn how to solve the right problems in the right ways through one-on-one mentorship, hands-on workshops and curated opportunities to connect with fellow founders, industry leaders and subject matter experts.

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.

MATTER startups are creating heroic change in healthcare.

raised by member companies.
in 2019 revenues.
employed by members in 2019.
patients have benefited.

"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."


See our full range of capabilities.

Learn more about the broad array of programs available to MATTER startup members.

View all member programs

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 learn more about your business. Apply to become a member.
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Klaudia Konieczny

Venture Acceleration Coordinator
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Courtney Zhu

Venture Acceleration Manager

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



For companies headquartered outside of the Chicago area.



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



For startups in need of dedicated desks.