Chicago based health tech incubator MATTER has added ten more startups to its membership bringing its total to 40 companies. The recently launched incubator aims to collectively fuel the future of healthcare innovation. in Chicago through mentorship, networking opportunities, partnerships with companies and affordable workspace.
The company recently secured $4.4 million led by twenty two local companies mostly focused in the tech and healthcare sectors complementing an initial $2.5M grant and $1.5M loan provided by the State of Illinois. MATTER plans to add more members on a rolling application basis.
The 10 new members are:
• Drected, a medical information exchange platform to connect healthcare industry experts and physicians, as well as manage, regulate and capture medical education engagements.
• HealthEngine, a platform that provides tools to help patients find and compare doctors on price and quality.
• Inhibitor Pharmaceuticals, a development-stage biotechnology company.
• LaunchPad Lab, which has made software to make cancer research data more manageable and accessible to researchers, with the goal of increasing productivity and accelerating the pace of research.
• Ludi, a technology solutions provider to help hospitals and health systems automate, track and reduce administrative expenses, as well as potential risk of physician alignment strategies.
• Mission Control Lab, a design firm that develops devices with biometric data acquisition systems that “prescriptively design for individuals.”
• ReSchedule Med, which automatically produces schedules that are guaranteed to meet regulatory requirements for residency programs.
• Sulfighter, which makes products that give consumers the option to remove sulfites, or preservatives, from wine just before they drink it.
• Team Interval, which has made an app to keep coaches’ and athletes’ health information in one trackable place for schools, clubs and leagues.
• Third Eye Health, which enables tele-medicine through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform that works with devices, Google Glass and wearables.