Accelerator Program

Our 5 month program kicks off with an intensive bootcamp focused on building scalable media ventures with a human-centered, prototype-driven design process.  Next, share-outs, weekly speakers, and monthly design reviews build up to a demo day in SF and a media showcase in NYC.

Culture of Experimentation

Matter is the place where experiments happen — not only for the journalism industry, but for entrepreneurs taking unexpected, disruptive approaches to building a more informed, connected, and empowered society.

Community of Peers

Our community is grounded in the heart of an innovative neighborhood. So far, we’ve had teams successfully make the leap from Israel, Hong Kong, Finland, Canada, Argentina, the UK, Ireland, Boston, New York, Chicago, Raleigh, San Diego, LA, and, of course, right here in the Bay Area.

Applications are open and rolling!

Changing the Conversation

We look for ventures that have the potential to change media for good. We believe the future of media that matters is being created right now by entrepreneurs and it will be created through lots and lots of experiments. We are needs-focused and solution-agnostic. The verbs — to inform, to connect, and to empower — are what’s important. The resulting nouns — your solutions — should be unexpected.

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Our Portfolio

How do you change media for good? Find amazing people with big dreams, invest in them, and surround them with a culture, community, and structured process that unleashed their full potential on the world. View our complete portfolio.

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Our Partners

Each of our partners brings resources to Matter and the accelerator companies, including mentoring by senior executives and domain experts, exposure to large audiences, access to production facilities and talent, and opportunities to test and validate your ideas with a committed group of peers. Meet all of our partners.