Build your healthcare startup with us.

We support 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.

Learn and refine critical skills

Tap into the MATTER Expert Collective — a network of more than 250 vetted industry experts — through workshops, one-on-one mentorship and team-based guidance.

Access capital and customers

Optimize your company's business development strategy, receive personalized support throughout your fundraising efforts and get curated introductions to investors and decision makers across all sectors of healthcare.

Belong to a dynamic community

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, industry leaders and subject matter experts, and the broader MATTER network through curated programs and events.

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.

Learn and refine critical skills


Tap into the MATTER Expert Collective — a network of more than 250 vetted industry experts — through workshops, one-on-one mentorship and team-based guidance.

Access capital and customers


Optimize your company's business development strategy, receive personalized support throughout your fundraising efforts and get curated introductions to investors and decision makers across all sectors of healthcare.

Belong to a dynamic community


Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, industry leaders and subject matter experts, and the broader MATTER network through curated programs and events.

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.

Resources and opportunities

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

Curriculum

Navigate the complexities of today’s healthcare industry to grow your business with the support of MATTER faculty. 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.

Mentors in Residence

Over the course of six months, get ongoing coaching and advice from a dedicated mentor chosen for you from a pool of healthcare experts — from industry executives to experienced entrepreneurs.

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.

Startup Showcase

Present your solution in front of a rotating panel of subject matter experts and industry executives from health systems and life sciences organizations.

ACCESS

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

Deep Dives

Dig into your key business imperatives from business strategy, to raising capital, to customer acquisition in a one-on-one session with our venture acceleration fellows. Learn more about VA fellows.

CEO Forum

Connect with your fellow entrepreneurs through arranged introductions, CEO Forums, special interest groups and other community engagements that allow you to leverage the member community as a resource.

MATTER community events

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

MATTER startups are creating heroic change in healthcare.

$1.3B
raised by member companies.
$168M
in 2019 revenues.
4000
employed by members in 2019.
117M
people have benefited.

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.

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

Global

$220/mo.

For companies headquartered outside of the Chicago area.

Chicago

$320/mo.

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

Premium

$480/mo.

For companies in need of dedicated desks.

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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Klaudia Konieczny

Venture Acceleration Coordinator
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Courtney Zhu

Venture Acceleration Manager