Steven Collens

Steven CollensCEO, MATTER

Steven Collens is CEO of the healthcare technology incubator and innovation center MATTER. MATTER nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators building next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostic, and biopharma technologies. Steven is also senior advisor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Previously, as senior vice president at Pritzker Group, Steven led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s center for digital startups that now houses more than 400 early-stage companies. He previously worked at Abbott and helped found, giving patients control over their health data and allowing healthcare providers to coordinate care of their patients. Steven also served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun. Steven holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of 1871, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Chicago High School for the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He is also a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow and a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Panel: Entrepreneurship + Emerging Technologies