Corey Ford, Matter
Corey Ford is the co-founder and managing partner of Matter, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building scalable media ventures that create a more informed, connected and empowered society. Matter invests seed capital and provides intensive support through a human-centered, prototype-driven startup accelerator in San Francisco. Prior to Matter, Ford built Runway, a pre-team, pre-idea incubator for entrepreneurs at Innovation Endeavors. He also taught design thinking innovation at the Institute of Design at Stanford University, known as the d.school. Ford began his career in public broadcasting managing the production of 17 films for the PBS/WGBH series “Frontline,” winning an Emmy and duPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award. He earned his master’s degree at Stanford and was a Morehead Scholar at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.