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Design a Better Business by Maarten van Lieshout, Erik van der Pluijm, Lisa Kay Solomon, Justin Lokitz, Patrick Van Der Pijl

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Matter. THE DESIGN-DRIVEN ACCELERATOR

Corey Ford, Managing Partner at Matter: “Matter is a design-driven accelerator program that supports entrepreneurs who want to change media for good. It is about venture acceleration, about getting where you want to go faster. It’s intense, but it pays off.”

VENTURE ACCELERATION

Matter is about venture acceleration. It’s about getting where you’re headed faster. It’s not about getting a workspace. It’s about helping portfolio companies reach product/market fit better and faster than they would through their existing operations, funding, and their advisor networks.

Matter’s five-month accelerator program starts with a one-week boot camp, followed by four one-month design sprints. It’s really intense, but it pays off.

DESIGN THINKING DRIVES EVERYTHING

Design thinking applies throughout the lifecycle of a company. Our program lies at the intersection of design thinking, entrepreneurship, and the future of media. The first piece is absolutely critical. Because design thinking is fundamentally driven from a human-centered point of view, its lessons don’t apply only as you push toward a first beta, they also apply to sales strategy, fundraising, geographic expansion, and hiring practices.

The teams who come through our program leave with a skill set that keeps them moving faster for years after they launch out of our program.

WHAT MAKES MATTER DIFFERENT?

At Matter, we’ve created a very intentional culture of experimentation. We’re focused ...

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