Catalyzing Innovation
In Education

Our Vision and Reach

Founded by Dr. Gary K. Michelson, Michelson 20MM is dedicated to supporting and investing in leading edge entrepreneurs, technologies, and initiatives that seek to transform learning and improve access to educational opportunities that lead to meaningful careers.

Accelerator

Michelson Runway is the world’s first social impact accelerator dedicated to supporting innovations in higher education and career training.

Focus Areas

We make targeted investments in three focus areas: Access and Success, Learning Technologies, and Workforce Development.

Portfolio

Get insights and information about our overall approach to investments and the companies we’re working with to achieve our vision.

Featured Venture

Michelson Runway is the world’s first social impact accelerator dedicated to supporting innovations in higher education and careers.

Our guiding star is simple: All students around the world should have access to an affordable, equitable, and high-quality education that leads to a meaningful career.

About Our Founder

Dr. Gary K. Michelson is an orthopedic and spinal surgeon-turned-inventor, investor and philanthropist.

Today, Dr. Michelson holds more than 340 U.S. patents for medical devices and procedures, and over 953 patents worldwide. He has invested in numerous areas including real estate, timber, energy, securities, healthcare, animal welfare, and education.

Through 20MM, Michelson supports nonprofits and startups that use technology to make education more affordable and accessible.

Dr. Gary Michelson