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Beyond statistics: MATTER’s Healthcare Horizons podcast explores the U.S. maternal mortality crisis with three industry leaders

April 19, 2024

Last week, MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, launched a limited podcast series titled Healthcare Horizons. The series’ inaugural season, which coincided with Black Maternal Health Week 2024, focused on maternal mortality in the United States. Throughout the series’ three episodes, Steven Collens, CEO of MATTER, spotlights three healthcare trailblazers and dives deep i…

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CareQuest Innovation Partners and MATTER announce ACCELERATE, an exclusive funding opportunity for SMILE alumni to accelerate impact

April 18, 2024

SMILE Health Alumnus Grin is first startup to receive funding through new program

April 16, 2024, CHICAGO, IL, and BOSTON, MA — CareQuest Innovation Partners, a company focused on validating and scaling solutions to improve overall health through oral health, in partnership with MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today announced ACCELERATE, an exclusive funding opport…

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VSP Vision and MATTER Launch First Innovation Challenge

April 15, 2024

Up to five startups will be selected to participate in four-week bootcamp with the chance to win up to $10K

April 15, 2024, CHICAGO, IL, and RANCHO CORDOVA, CA — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and VSP Vision™, the leader in delivering access to health-focused vision care, announce the launch of the first VSP Vision Innovation Challenge, a global competition that s…

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MATTER startup shoutouts: Spring 24

April 12, 2024

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Over the last three months, MATTER startups completed raises, fostered impactful partnerships and much more.

There’s no shortage of good news to celebrate in the MATTER community. Learn more about our collective accomplishments below.

Five MATTER startups …

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Listen: Podcast series premiere of Healthcare Horizons, featuring Dr. Elizabeth Garner

April 11, 2024

The podcast’s inaugural season will address the causes of maternal mortality in the U.S. and new innovations in the obstetrics field.

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has launched a new podcast series: Healthcare Horizons. This series will highlight some of the most industrious healthcare leaders who are challenging the status quo by developing novel solutions to ad…

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