Steven Collens


Steven Collens is CEO of MATTER, the healthcare technology incubator and innovation center. MATTER opened in February 2015 and nurtures entrepreneurs and innovators building next-generation health IT, medical device, diagnostic and biopharma technologies. MATTER works with 200 healthcare technology ventures and partners with 10 hospitals and health systems, five universities and more than 50 industry-leading companies. Mr. Collens is also senior adviser at Pritzker Group Venture Capital. Prior to assuming his current role, he was senior vice president at Pritzker Group, the investment firm led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker. In that capacity, he 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 in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. In 2005, Mr. Collens helped found ConstantWellness.com to give patients control over their health data and allow healthcare providers to coordinate care of their patients. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the boards of 1871, the Chicago High School for the Arts and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.


Tuesday, March 21
3:15–4:15 p.m.
65H - Care for Our World: Intersecting Health Equity and Rapid Climate Change