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Meet the newest members of the MATTER startup community

June 18, 2021

The newest digital health, life sciences and consumer health startups to join us in April and May are solving healthcare challenges from disease risk assessment to telehealth. Take some time to meet them!

Digital health

AGCS — New Berlin, Wisconsin AGCS is dedicated to globally reducing brain injury in children who suffer from unrecognized seizures through the development of the only FDA appr…

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Listen: Accenture, Advocate Aurora Health and the AMA discuss fostering clinician well-being

June 9, 2021

For more than a year, healthcare heroes have put their lives on the line to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental Health America surveyed 1,119 healthcare workers about their mental health and well-being, and the results were resounding: 93 percent reported stress, 86 percent reported anxiety, 77 percent reported frustration, 76 percent reported exhaustion and burnout and 75 percent said they wer…

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Listen: Startup founders discuss opportunities to increase investment in women's health

June 3, 2021

Women control 80 percent of healthcare decisions in the U.S. and spend 29 percent more per capita on healthcare compared to men — yet solutions focused on women’s health received only 3.3 percent of total digital health funding in 2019 and 1.5 percent in the first half of 2020.

In a virtual conversation led by investor and serial entrepreneur Pamela York, co-founder and managing partner of Cap…

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matter news

mHUB, MATTER and 1871 secure $2.78M federal grant to rebuild Illinois economy post-COVID-19 through tech and manufacturing innovation

May 27, 2021

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $2.78M grant to the Chicago Proactive Response (CPR) COVID-19 collaboration, a two-phase mobilization of Chicago’s innovation communities

May 27, Chicago, IL — Chicago’s leading innovation centers, mHUB, MATTER and 1871, secure a $2.78M federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to invigorate startups and sma…

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MATTER and KOSME launch innovation program

May 25, 2021

Five Korean companies to begin six-month program aimed at U.S. market deployment

May 25, Chicago, IL and Seoul, KR — The Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME) and MATTER, the Chicago-based global healthcare incubator and corporate innovation accelerator, today announced the launch of the U.S. Market Adoption Program aimed at preparing Korean companies for U.S. market success.

The global prog…

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