Catalyzing Innovation in Higher Education
Improving Access to Higher Learning
Founded by Dr. Gary K. Michelson, Michelson 20MM is positioned at the cutting edge of innovation in education. We are dedicated to supporting and investing in entrepreneurs, technologies, and higher learning initiatives that seek to transform lives. We are at the frontline of ensuring educational opportunities, and thus meaningful careers, are accessible for all.
Featured Initiatives in Education Innovation
MICHELSON RUNWAY EDTECH ACCELERATOR
The Michelson Runway EdTech Accelerator invests in companies working on higher learning technologies: programs, products, and/or services that improve equity, access, and efficacy in postsecondary education and career readiness.
MICHELSON INSTITUTE FOR IP
The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property mends critical gaps in the world of intellectual property (IP) education, and creates innovation opportunities. We provide the necessary tools to carry IP education beyond the walls of JD programs.
Supporting Educators & Access through Strategic Partnerships
We support organizations that get students into college, help them stay enrolled until they graduate, and help them re-enroll if they’ve dropped out. This helps students succeed as workers and entrepreneurs, leading to a better quality of life and helping the economy by supplying skilled workers to meet the projected increase in demand for tech workers.
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 innovations.
Through Michelson 20MM, Dr. Michelson supports nonprofits and startups that use higher learning technology to make education more affordable and accessible.