MATTER and Cedars-Sinai Accelerator partner to support next-generation healthcare innovations

New collaboration will provide additional support for startups participating in the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator and strengthen the accelerator

November 3, 2022, CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a leading health tech accelerator, will collaborate to accelerate the development of new solutions to improve health and healthcare.

MATTER will provide Cedars-Sinai Accelerator with access to its more than 260 healthcare member startups, helping to identify promising companies aligned to Cedars-Sinai’s strategic focus areas. Simultaneously, companies graduating from the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program will benefit from an additional six months of support under MATTER’s auspices.

“MATTER has attracted some of the most promising startups both globally and in the Midwest, where Chicago anchors a robust healthcare innovation scene. Partnering with MATTER has allowed us to more strategically tap into Midwest talent and develop a robust pipeline of startups,” said Jim Laur, JD, vice president, intellectual property and managing director, Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures.

Cedars-Sinai Accelerator recently announced their eighth class.

“With the backing of one of the U.S.’s most innovative health systems, Cedars-Sinai Accelerator delivers on a key need for our startup community: taking ideas from concept to market. We know that collaboration fuels innovation in healthcare, and we are delighted to announce this partnership,” said Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER.

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At MATTER, we believe collaboration is the best way to improve healthcare. The MATTER collaborative includes more than 700 current and alumni startups from around the world, working together with dozens of hospitals and health systems, universities and industry-leading companies to build the future of healthcare. Together we are accelerating innovation, advancing care and improving lives. For more information, visit and follow @MATTERhealth.

About Cedars-Sinai Accelerator

The Cedars-Sinai Accelerator supports the growth and development of early-stage companies focused on improving healthcare and healthcare delivery. Healthcare is complex, and building a successful company in the healthcare industry takes more than a great idea. Cedars-Sinai seeks to help healthcare entrepreneurs by giving them mentorship, guidance and support to help them develop and scale innovative companies. Their goal is to accelerate the development of the next generation of companies who will transform care at Cedars-Sinai and beyond. For more information visit and follow @csaccelerator.