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MATTER Startup Shoutouts: May 2021

May 18, 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.

rMark bio acquired by Within3 rMark bio, an enterprise AI solution for life sciences professionals, announced in April that they have …

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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

April 1, 2021

The newest MATTER startups are providing healthcare to underserved communities, eliminating healthcare disparities, offering support to pregnant and postpartum mothers and more. Take a minute to meet them and learn about the heroic change in healthcare happening today.

ACIRAH Health, PBC — Chicago, Illinois

ACIRAH Health is working to eliminate healthcare disparities by increasing the enrollm…

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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

March 4, 2021

The newest MATTER startups are improving care for people living with chronic GI conditions, creating affordable sanitizing equipment, simplifying the vaccine process and more. Take a minute to meet them and see the heroic change in healthcare happening today.

Able Innovations Inc — Toronto, Ontario

Able Innovation’s mission is to develop innovative assistive mobility devices to improve health…

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Event recap: Fibroblast CEO Scott Vold shares his startup’s path to Acquisition by EMR giant Cerner

March 3, 2021

In 2010, Scott Vold was an attorney working 80 hour weeks, on the path to partnership — and completely miserable.

With no positive outlook on how that could change working in law, he decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship in one of the riskiest industries for startups: healthcare. Fast forward ten years, and Scott’s digital health startup Fibroblast is not only a success, but was rec…

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BRIDGE mentoring program spotlight: Lorenna Feliz Santos and Amanda Joseph

February 23, 2021

At the end of 2020, MATTER announced the launch of BRIDGE: a free mentorship program for entrepreneurs of color. The program aims to help address inequities in the healthcare entrepreneurial community by providing underrepresented founders with the building blocks they need to jumpstart their business journey — whether they’re looking to scale or just getting started. In the first three months …

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