Catalyzing Innovation In Education

Featured Initiatives


The Michelson Runway EdTech Accelerator invests in companies working on programs, products, and/or services that improve equity, access, and efficacy in postsecondary education and career readiness.


The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property addresses critical gaps in the world of intellectual property (IP) education. The initiative provides no cost curricula and resources to carry IP education beyond the walls of JD programs and into the hands of everyone.

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.


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.


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

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