MATTER is a community of healthcare entrepreneurs and industry leaders working together in a shared space to individually and collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation.


We welcome entrepreneurs and industry leaders from a range of fields—including healthcare IT, medical devices, diagnostics and biopharma—who are passionate about creating products and services that advance the healthcare industry.


MATTER is a supportive space that illuminates the path to success through mentorship, networking and shared resources. We provide a sense of community among members and extend out to the greater healthcare network, both locally and globally.


We’re here to build heroic new businesses to improve people's lives.
To inspire change. To embrace experimentation.
To do something that matters.


Our customized work environment offers members a place to iterate, receive support from industry leaders, and ultimately realize their vision. MATTER includes private and shared office space; open areas for demonstrations and meet-ups; technical resources; and of course, a kitchen for your all-night camp out sessions.


We provide a platform where members have opportunities to learn through collaboration with and guidance from fellow MATTER members as well as the greater healthcare community in Chicago. Additionally, we regularly host classes, workshops and events designed to encourage problem-solving by empowering entrepreneurs with new skills and ideas.


We facilitate opportunities for guidance and collaboration by bridging connections between startups and industry leaders. Members are offered unparalleled access to the healthcare network at large, both locally and globally, which includes investors, universities and experts in the field.


Located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, MATTER’s downtown location offers immediate access to a wealth of cutting-edge technology and premier medical institutions.
Opening Fall 2014.


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