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MATTER to host NIU’s one-year MBA program at our space in the Merchandise Mart

October 4, 2021

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, is thrilled to announce we will host NIU’s Chicago-based, one-year MBA program at our space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, expanding an existing three-year partnership with NIU’s College of Business.

MATTER originally partnered with NIU in spring 2019 when NIU MBA students created comprehensive business plans with MATTER startups inc…

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MATTER receives $1.3M EDA “Build to Scale” grant

September 30, 2021

Funding will help scale Venture Acceleration program for next-generation digital health and life sciences technologies

Chicago, IL — MATTER has been awarded a $1.3M federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) through its “Build to Scale” program. The funding will help us scale our Venture Acceleration programs to help more entrepreneurs who are building solutions to i…

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MATTER and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago launch program to accelerate Chicagoland businesses addressing health equity

July 21, 2021

Partners seek sponsorship from local businesses to develop innovations that eliminate the social, economic and cultural barriers to health in Chicago

MATTER, the global healthcare innovation hub headquartered in Chicago, and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, a social enterprise committed to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all, have launched t…

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Advocate Aurora Health chooses finalists for 2021 Health Tech Venture Challenge

July 15, 2021

Finalists focus on provider well-being, MATTER sources and supports selection of top teams

Downers Grove and Chicago, IL — Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 12 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced the finalists for the 2021 Health Tech Venture Challenge. The global competition is seeking…

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AgileMD receives $750K BARDA contract to speed development of early warning system for COVID-19 severity

May 5, 2021

MATTER Support Startup Grant springboarded AgileMD’s eCart solution to next stage of development

May 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has announced AgileMD as the recipient of a $750,000 contract to advance clinical decision support solutions for COVID-19. This partnership will further the development of …

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