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We're building funding mechanisms designed to deploy capital to underserved founders and address health inequities.

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About our Capital Pillar

We're providing additional access to capital for healthcare startups, offering multiple engagement points for investors, and working to close the gap in health inequities for underserved populations.

The Capital strategic pillar will invest in innovations that help close these inequities, which include (but aren't limited to) social determinants of health, gender, race, and sexual identity.

The mobilization of capital isn’t new to the Science Center. In 2014 the organization, with early support of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), established a pilot concept for capital deployment and has since invested over $4M in 43 companies across the region.

Our new commitment to capital will expand and refine this concept for deployment at a national scale.

Heath Naquin

Vice President, Government and Capital Engagement

Who is this program for?