MATTER opens applications for third class of its Momentum accelerator

Growth-stage digital health startups can apply now for help in rapidly scaling their businesses

June 8, 2023, CHICAGO — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has opened applications for the third class of Momentum, an application-based accelerator that offers a structured, cohort-based approach to advance business objectives. The third Momentum class will be all about scaling digital health companies — with focuses on operations, sales frameworks, using advisory boards and developing effective exit strategies.

“Startups need to adeptly develop new systems and processes to support growth, but can’t stop what they’re doing in order to do so,” said Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER. “This class of Momentum will help entrepreneurs retool their companies for growth and achieve greater scale.”

Momentum’s first and second classes supported early stage digital health companies. This third cohort will focus on companies that have already proven product-market fit and are looking to scale. The eight-week accelerator, sponsored by MDisrupt, will systematically step through four critical pillars of growth — operations, sales, advisory boards and exit planning — from September to October 2023.

The program will be led by MATTER Venture Acceleration Fellows Pamela York and Jason Smith, who have both successfully exited multiple companies and have a wealth of experience in mentoring and investing in healthcare startups. They will provide a robust, multifaceted curriculum that will include all-cohort programming and one-on-one mentorship.

“If your digital health company is gaining traction and sales, this upcoming Momentum accelerator is a rare opportunity to gain support in the transition to a mature company ready for scale,” said Pamela York, lead mentor for Momentum. “In the early stages, capital is make or break; in maturing companies, your board, team, internal systems and exit planning are crucial. This accelerator will provide strategic, personalized and hands-on direction to help you navigate these critical factors and emerge as a market leader.”

“Momentum is an exciting opportunity as I apply my hands-on experience in digital health, not just scaling operations, sales and technology but also navigating the intricacies of future exit activities,” said Jason Smith, MATTER Venture Acceleration Fellow. “Each company has its unique journey and potential, and I’m looking forward to being a part of that and helping them sidestep common hurdles and fully realize their growth.”

Applications are open through July 23, 2023, at 11:59pm CT. Interviews with selected applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis. To apply and learn more, visit the accelerator page.


At MATTER, we believe collaboration is the best way to improve healthcare. The MATTER collaborative includes more than 800 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.

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