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MATTER Startup Shoutouts: Spring 2023

April 12, 2023

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Over the last three months, MATTER startups raised more than $40 million, fostered impactful partnerships and much more.

There’s no shortage of good news to celebrate in the MATTER community. Learn more about our community’s impressive accomplishments below. …

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Next 51 Labs to focus on reducing maternal mortality in the U.S. with capital from Laerdal Million Lives Fund

March 17, 2023

U.S. maternal mortality spikes to highest rate in more than 60 years, affecting Black mothers the most

March 17, 2023, CHICAGO — MATTER announces the next focus area of its 51 Labs accelerator: reducing maternal mortality in the U.S. MATTER is currently recruiting corporate partners for the accelerator, which will launch later this year and will advance the development of innovations to reduce…

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MATTER and the VSP Global Innovation Center launch partnership to drive innovation in vision care

March 16, 2023

Healthcare incubator and leading vision care innovation hub join forces to address sustainability, health equity and patient experience

March 16, 2023, CHICAGO and RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and the VSP Global Innovation Center (GIC), the innovation hub at VSP Vision™, a leader in health-focused vision care, announced a new partnership…

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MATTER Startup Spotlight: Pillar

March 15, 2023

Moving health beyond a 10-minute visit

According to the National Library of Medicine and Mayo Clinic, health coaching is clinically proven to drive results, including reduced costs and improved health outcomes. MATTER members Jasmine Mansouri and Caroline Early, co-founders of Pillar, have built the leading board-certified health coach network in the U.S. and a white-labeled care management pl…

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MATTER and CareQuest Innovation Partners Launch Second Edition of SMILE Health to Advance Innovation for Accessible, Equitable, and Integrated Oral Care

March 13, 2023

The program seeks early-stage startups for a 12-week program driving business development

Boston, MA and Chicago, IL, March 13, 2023 — CareQuest Innovation Partners, a company focused on validating and scaling solutions that improve the oral health of all, in partnership with MATTER, the premier health care incubator and innovation hub, today launched the second edition of SMILE Health — a uni…

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