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member news

Meet the newest additions to the MATTER community

November 13, 2019

The newest startups at MATTER are making it easier to manage patient care, providing de-escalation techniques for people in a mental health crisis, pioneering novel cancer treatments and building AI-enabled voice technology for senior living communities.

C3 De-escalation — Chicago, Illinois

C3 De-escalation provides professionals in the mental health, public safety and law enforcement spaces …

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tales from the trenches

Recap: Tales from the Trenches with David Chen, co-founder of Nuna

November 12, 2019

At our October Tales from the Trenches™, we welcomed David Chen, co-founder of Nuna, to the MATTER stage to share stories and insights from his journey in healthcare.

David’s entrepreneurial spirit sparked early on in high school: At 16, he and his brother made a business of selling cell phone cases they had imported from China. Before founding Nuna, he started and closed two companies, serv…

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event recap

Asked and answered: 2019-20 Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge

November 11, 2019

On November 5, innovators gathered at MATTER to network, learn more about Novo Nordisk’s commitment to reaching zero environmental impact and ask questions about this year’s Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge, which focuses on the development of more sustainable insulin injector pens.

The event started with a conversation featuring MATTER CEO Steven Collens and Kenneth Strømdahl, senior vice …

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matter news

Recap: MATTER at HLTH 2019

November 7, 2019

Last week, the MATTER team joined more than 6,000 healthcare innovators in Las Vegas. From discussing the innovation practices of tomorrow with AbbVie and Novo Nordisk to making new connections in the exhibit hall, here are a few of our favorite moments and key takeaways from HLTH 2019.

Exhibit hall

Our startup pavilions fostered meaningful connections between MATTER startups and HLTH attende…

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press release

Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announce 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge winner

November 6, 2019

Five finalists presented their solutions designed to help seniors age in place; LifePod takes home the prize.

Chicago, IL, November 6, 2019 — Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, named LifePod, a Boston-based digital health startup, the winner of the 2019 Health Te…

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