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MATTER adds seasoned entrepreneurs as venture acceleration fellows to help member companies grow

June 16, 2020

Over the last five years, we have cultivated a community of executives, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts who help our member companies grow their businesses. Through our extensive programming, we help our members with all aspects of envisioning and building a business — from the moment they have a minimum viable product to when they’re ready to scale.

Our offerings are ever-evolving, a…

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Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER announce project to empower pulmonary fibrosis patients, caregivers and providers to share experiences and inspire innovation

June 1, 2020

The PF Perspectives Project asks members of the pulmonary fibrosis community to identify their barriers to care to inspire innovation.

Chicago, IL — Three Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, care and treatment of people living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today announced the relaunch …

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Three Lakes Foundation and MATTER announce collaboration to source solutions for pulmonary fibrosis

February 18, 2020

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Innovation Challenge asks innovators to submit ideas that increase awareness and accelerate therapies

Chicago, IL — Three Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, care and treatment of people suffering from pulmonary fibrosis (PF), and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today announced the launch of a new …

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#MATTERturns5: Five years in, MATTER is a global innovation hub

February 14, 2020

We opened MATTER five years ago with the idea that we could help entrepreneurs and innovators build healthcare solutions by harnessing the enormous expertise and resources that are available in Chicago — including leading companies across all sectors of healthcare, top-tier health systems and research institutions, and most of the major medical associations. There was a lot of uncertainty: Were…

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Report: MATTER startups raised $1.26B since 2015, saw 64% more revenue in 2019

February 12, 2020

An overview of our community’s major moments as MATTER enters its sixth year

A lot can happen in five years.

On February 13, 2015, MATTER’s doors opened for the first time with a handful of corporate partners and startup companies, a few programs and a thesis: that collaboration between entrepreneurs and industry leaders is the fastest, most effective way to accelerate innovation, advance car…

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