We support media entrepreneurs building a more informed, connected, and empowered society through our start-up accelerator in San Francisco.

Applications for Matter Five are now open! Apply now.




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We invest $50k to give you five months of runway to do needfinding with your customers, prototype your solutions, and build traction with your audience.

A structured program

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

Access to an audience

Develop your venture alongside our media partners and test your product with a large audience.

Join a community bold enough to build
tomorrow’s meaningful media ventures
from scratch.

Short feedback loops

Immerse yourself in a creative, collaborative culture designed to help you be human-centered, prototype-driven, and fail quickly to succeed sooner.

Build together

You’ll work elbow to elbow with other media entrepreneurs on the same journey in our creative space near South Park in San Francisco.

A hub of media innovation

Be at the center of a community of mentors, investors, and organizational partners sharing feedback, insights, and connections and coming together for office hours, speaker series, and design reviews.

Change media for good