Nick Halper, CEO
Neuromatch is a nonprofit with the mission to democratize science.
We envision a world where science is not dominated by a few well-funded labs in high income countries, but instead is made accessible to all. In our mind, everyone, regardless of their background or identity, has the right to access and share knowledge.
Our goal is to foster inclusive interactions for sharing, learning, mentorship, networking, and professional development in the sciences.
Today, we achieve this through our online conference and online summer school program that, in the span of two years, has grown to serve over 15,000 participants and is supported by a team of ~300 volunteers. Specifically, our academy courses have provided training to thousands of scientists from more than 100 countries in our unique, intensive, small-virtual group format. Our conference has become the largest conference in its field and has a collective history of over 10,000 participants and 58,000 watch hours on YouTube while providing innovations such as AI based matchmaking and linking conference talks to publications.
These services have provided real-world benefits to participants, having resulted in at least 19 peer-reviewed publications; placement of participants in post-doc, graduate, and industry positions; and use of our open access materials by neuroscience courses at Stanford, Emory, Harvard, St. Andrews, UPenn, UCSD, Queen’s, and more.