Kellogg School of Management News: Minding Matter

New health technology incubator MATTER will help bring medical devices to market

The lease hasn’t been signed at the Merchandise Mart. There’s no paint on the wall, no signs indicating this office space will soon house a health-tech incubator bringing entrepreneurs and medical innovators to the same table.

The space is, in the words of Kellogg Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation David Schonthal EMP-74, just “concrete and columns and windows.”

And opportunity.

By the end of the year, the empty room at the Merch Mart is expected to house MATTER, a hub designed to help entrepreneurs turn innovations into products. Unlike startup incubator 1871 down the hall, MATTER will focus on one industry – health technology.

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