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MATTER launches 51 Labs accelerator to advance women+'s health innovation

September 19, 2022

Inaugural year’s cohort to focus on menopause with partners Astellas Pharma US, Walgreens, Parkview Health and University of Chicago Medicine

September 19, CHICAGO — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has launched 51 Labs, an accelerator focused on women+’s health. The name stems from the fact that women+ are 51 percent of the population.1 The inaugural year’s program…

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MATTER and YWCA select eight entrepreneurs to participate in mentorship program for founders of color

September 8, 2022

Eight founders will receive guidance on advancing their businesses in three-month program

September 8, 2022, CHICAGO — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, a diverse resource social enterprise organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, today announced that eight…

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Parkview Health and MATTER announce Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition finalists

August 19, 2022

August 18, 2022, CHICAGO — Parkview Health and MATTER have announced four finalists for the 2022 Healthy Mom and Baby 3.0 Innovation Competition. As a result of the semifinalist pitch competition on August 10, 2022, Walela, a Chicago-based health tech company, won the grand prize of $10,000 and will move forward to the accelerator phase of the competition, along with three other medical device …

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MATTER launches initiative to strengthen digital marketing capabilities of small healthcare businesses on Chicago’s West and South Sides

August 17, 2022

Selected healthcare organizations will participate in complimentary program to connect to digital-forward customers

August 17, 2022, CHICAGO — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today launched a new program to strengthen small healthcare businesses in Chicago’s West Side and South Side communities by connecting them to digital-forward customers.

Connecting with custo…

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MATTER awarded $50K to four startups at Accelerating Innovation in Aging demo day

August 9, 2022

Platform that enables older adults to privately record meaningful life stories from their home phone wins grand prize

August 9, 2022, CHICAGO — With support from RRF Foundation for Aging, MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced four winners of the inaugural Accelerating Innovation in Aging program. The eight-week accelerator focused on advancing solutions tha…

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