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MATTER startup shoutouts: October 2021

October 13, 2021

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into some of the most noteworthy headlines from the startup members in our community over the past few months.

MATTER startups on the front line of innovation featured in Forbes Next 1000 Four MATTER members — AlyxHealth, Clearstep, HUED and Gu…

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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

October 12, 2021

In August and September 2021, thirty-two startups joined the MATTER community. Their innovations range from medical tests and devices and care management platforms to digital health solutions that improve the healthcare experience for all.

If you’re interested in joining the MATTER community, you can apply today or request more information and a member of our team will be in touch.

Meet the s…

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Insights from the next generation of healthcare leaders

October 5, 2021

Summer interns share their experience at MATTER

Each year, MATTER hosts an internship program, enabling students to learn how to work in a startup environment and build valuable skills while gaining exposure to all organizational capabilities and departments.

Hear about the intern experience directly from MATTER’s summer 2021 interns below. They share how they engaged directly with industry l…

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MATTER to host NIU’s one-year MBA program at our space in the Merchandise Mart

October 4, 2021

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, is thrilled to announce we will host NIU’s Chicago-based, one-year MBA program at our space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, expanding an existing three-year partnership with NIU’s College of Business.

MATTER originally partnered with NIU in spring 2019 when NIU MBA students created comprehensive business plans with MATTER startups inc…

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MATTER receives $1.3M EDA “Build to Scale” grant

September 30, 2021

Funding will help scale Venture Acceleration program for next-generation digital health and life sciences technologies

Chicago, IL — MATTER has been awarded a $1.3M federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) through its “Build to Scale” program. The funding will help us scale our Venture Acceleration programs to help more entrepreneurs who are building solutions to i…

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