News Archive

Take a look at the latest news about the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

New Polsky Incubator Cohort Announced
Polsky Center - March 23, 2017

TAINA wins first place at the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center - March 17, 2017

Semi-final teams selected for the College New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center - March 17, 2017

Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Will Use Data to Help UChicago Battle Breast Cancer
ChicagoInno – March 16, 2017

UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey
Crowdfund Insider – March 15, 2017

5 Ways to Make Your Voice Heard in the Healthcare Reform Debate
Policy Genius – March 14, 2017

Almost Half Of All US MBA Students Use This Chicago Booth MBA’s Career Management Platform
BusinessBecause – March 14, 2017

Air Quality Tracker for Chicago to Roll Out City-Wide
BBC News – March 12, 2017

University Startups Surge as Illinois Students Start More Companies, Land More Funding
Chicago Tribune – March 8, 2017

No ChicagoMade at SXSW, but Chicagoans Still See Promise at Texas Conference
Chicago Tribune – March 8, 2017

14 Social Impact Startups Move Forward in UChicago’s 2017 Social NVC
Chicago Inno – March 6, 2017

Chicago Was Just Crowned One of the Top Tech Hubs in the World
Built in Chicago – March 6, 2017

Global Private Equity Challenge Winner Announced
Polsky Center - March 3, 2017

KinderMate, TAINA, and Tusome! Advance to GNVC Finals
Polsky Center - Feb. 25, 2017

30 Startups Move On in UChicago’s 2017 New Venture Challenge
Chicago Inno – Feb. 24, 2017

PartySlate Raises $1.6 Million
Crain’s Chicago Business – Feb. 24, 2017

This Chicago Startup is Bringing Supercomputing to the Cloud
Chicago Inno – Feb. 22, 2017

UChicago Startup Gusto Brings Computational Modeling to Gut Health
Chicago Inno – Feb. 20, 2017

Business Leader Thinking About Sharing a Trump Opinion? Read This First
Chicago Inno – Feb 17, 2017

Study: Data Science Curricula Surges
Poets & Quants – Feb, 15,, 2017 

Phase II teams selected for the New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center - Feb. 23, 2017

Phase II teams selected for the Social New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center - Feb. 21, 2017

FuSure and Project Gardener Advance to GNVC Finals
Polsky Center - Feb. 17, 2017

UChicago Spinoff Uses Social Media to Help Trucking Companies Hire Drivers
Tech Transfer Central – Feb. 15, 2017

Benchprep CEO Ashish Rangnekar On His Biggest Challenges, Team Building and the Future
Built in Chicago profiled – Feb 10, 2017 

In This Startup’s Case, It Actually is Brain Surgery
Crain’s Chicago Business – Feb. 9, 2017

Shark Tank Veteran LuminAID Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Product
Chicago Tribune – Feb. 7, 2017

Voter Education Platform BallotReady Will Expand to All 50 States by 2018
Chicago Inno – Feb. 2, 2017

University/Lab Startup Enables Small Businesses Access to Big Computers
Smart Industry – Feb. 2, 2017

Introducing the 2017 Tech Madness Finalists
Chicago Inno – Feb. 2, 207

Kicked Into Gear: 6 Chicago Startups That Saw Success Through Crowdfunding
Built in Chicago – Jan. 31, 2017

Tech CEOs Join Emanuel for UofI Trip
Crain’s Chicago Business – Jan. 30, 2017

Tribetayling and Pronto Advance to GNVC Finals
Polsky Center - Jan. 29, 2017

UChicago Startup Aims to Predict Behavior of Trillions of Microorganisms
UChicago News – Jan. 21, 2017

Polsky Center Receives $30,000 National Science Foundation Grant For Female STEM Entrepreneurs
Polsky Center - Jan. 27, 2017

Sixteen advances in research and innovation in 2016
UChicago News - Jan. 24, 2017

2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Study: The University of Chicago & University Cambridge Partner on Research
Crowdfund Insider - Jan. 23, 2017

Grubhub's new TV ads: A bid for authenticity
Crain's - Jan. 23, 2017

Microbiome modeling with Gusto
MedCity News - Jan. 22, 2017

Mobile Money Apps: Tech Helps Teach Kids to Save
The Huffington Post - Jan. 19, 2017 

 How Do Private Equity Investments Perform Compared to Public Equity
2016 Markowitz Award - Jan. 19, 2017

The local entrepreneur creates an everyday alternative for the guy-on-the-go.
Splash - Jan. 12, 2017

A company focused on ending the misery of chronic migraines
Science Life - Jan. 9, 2017

Meet The Chicago Booth MBAs Leading Startups In Silicon Valley
BusinessBecause - Jan. 9, 2017

2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innnovation - Jan. 23, 2017

4 Illinoia Atudent Startups Will Compete in SXSW's Student Startup Madness
Chicago Inno - Jan. 11, 2017

This Startup Aims to Disrupt the Art Gallery
Chicago Inno - Jan. 11, 2017

Startups prep pitches for shot at New Venture Challenge
Chicago Tribune - Jan. 10, 2017

Forbes 30 Under 30: Food & Drink
Forbes - Jan. 4, 2017

Simple Mills' not-so-simple success: 5 questions with founder Katlin Smith
Chicgo Tribune - Jan. 3, 2017

Wintrust Business Lunch 12/31/16: Mike Lenz, Samantha Bomlamp, John Flavin
WGN Radio - Dec. 31, 2016

Jerry Jones-Backed Blue Star Sports Acquires UChicago-Born CaptainU
ChicagoInno - Dec. 30, 2016

Instacart Predicts These 2 Chicago Startups Will Have a Huge 2017
ChicagoInno - Dec. 29, 2016

Dishing up dinner and fixing democracy: These were our favorite launches in 2016
Built in Chicago - Dec. 23, 2016

Chicago Delivery Startup Foxtrot Launches Third Brick-and-Mortar
ChicagoInno - Dec. 21, 2016

New initiative connects entrepreneurs with leading Illinois energy lab
Midwest Energy News - Dec. 21, 2016

AbbVie, U of C choose first batch of cancer research projects
Crains - Dec. 19, 2016

17 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2017
ChicagoInno - Dec. 14, 2016

Nasal Spray for Migraines, Cooling Tower Water Treatment Receive $250 from UChicago Innovation Fund
ChicagoInno - Dec. 12, 2016

Get excited, coffee nerds -- the French press can be improved
Crain's - Dec. 9, 2016

Innovation Fund Invests $500,000 in health and energy companies
Polsky Center - Dec. 8, 2016

U of C to invest $25 million in startups
Crains's - Dec. 2, 2016

UChicago endowment to invest in startups with roots on campus
UChicago News – Dec. 2, 2016 

How UIUC Is Seeding a Chicago Tech Network of Founders & Investors
ChicagoInno - Dec. 1, 2016

Tech leaders say Donald Trump's immigration plan could hurt startups, workers
Chicago Tribune - Nov. 28, 2016

African start-up helps and inspires young female entrepreneurs
Financial Times - Nov. 27, 2016

In the Chamber of Secrets: J.K. Rowling's Net Worth
The New York Times - Nov. 24, 2016

An Engineer Designed These Sports Bras, Inspired by Chicago Architecture
ChicagoInno - Nov. 23, 2016

Wintrust Business Lunch with Suzanne Muchin  | Jon Najarian, Andrew Herrmann, John Flavin, and Amanda Moreno 
WGN - Nov. 15, 2016

Breaking Down the Election With BallotReady
ChicagoInno - Nov. 14, 2016

This startup wants to lay the groundwork for future loT startups
Built in Chicago - Nov. 11, 2016

Why this startup in looking at AI to make your golf swing better
Built in Chicago - Nov. 8, 2016

Polsky Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Shares Advice in Entrepreneurship
The Chicago Maroon - Nov. 8, 2016

UChicago-Founded Menswear Startup Has a Kickstarter Success on Day One
ChicagoInno - Nov. 8, 2016

The Evolution of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition  
Chicago Booth - Nov. 7, 2016 

Taking a Bite
Chicago Booth Magazine - Nov. 2, 2016

BallotReady Wants to Help Decode Your Intimidatingly Long Voting Ballot
Chicago Magazine - Oct. 31, 2016

Panelists talk politics and technology at Polsky
Hyde Park Herald - Oct. 27,2016

Scientist builds drug development company out of research lab
UChicago News - Oct. 27, 2016

Three Chicago Companies Are Named Best Workplaces for Women in Tech
ChicagoInno - Oct. 24, 2016 

Rate Your Chicago Police Encounter with Excuse Me Officer
Chicago Tribune - Oct. 19, 2016

Tovala Raises $1.6 Million for its Connected Oven, Goes on Sale March 1
VentureBeat - Oct. 18, 2016

EMBA Graduate's App Helps TV Viewers Buy What They See on Screen
Financial Times - Oct. 16, 2016 

Grapevyne Wins the Inaugural Inno U Challenge
ChicagoInno - Oct. 14, 2016 

The 2016 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago 
Built in Chicago - Oct. 13, 2016

Help for a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire
New York Times - Oct. 12, 2016

From Corporate Pay to Private Prisons -- Lessons From the Nobelists
Wall Street Journal - Oct. 11, 2016

What 5 Chicago-Area Founders Learned From Working in Silicon Valley
Chicago Inno - Oct. 7, 2016

BallotReady Goes National with New Election Guides on 20,000 Candidates
Chicago Tribune - Oct. 4, 2016

The New Polsky Center Brings Innovation at UChicago Under One Brand
Chicago Inno - Oct. 4, 2016

Base Wants to Compete with the Big Boys in the CRM Artificial Intelligence Game
TechCrunch - Oct. 4, 2016

New Money: InContext Solutions Raises $15M to Bring Virtual Reality to Retail
Chicago Inno - Sept. 21, 2016

NVC Alums Rise Interactive and InContext Solutions make the Inc.'s 5000 2016 List for Fastest Growing Companies
Inc Magazine - Sept. 16, 2016

ExplORer Surgical, Chicago-based Health Tech Startup, Raises $1 Million
Chicago Tribune - Sept. 13, 2016

Research from Steven N. Kaplan: The Most Important Personality Trait for CEOs
New York Magazine - Sept. 13, 2016

Want to Found a Venture-Backed Startup? Go to These Illinois Schools 
C
hicago Inno - Sept. 13, 2016

Melissa Harris Joins U of C's Entrepreneurship Center
Chicago Sun-Times - Sept. 13, 2016 

8 Fall Internships That Can Help You Break Into Chicago's Tech and Startup Worlds 
Chicago Inno - Aug. 17, 2016

Polsky Center Expansion at University of Chicago Hits High Gear 
Blue Sky Innovation - Aug. 6, 2016

AbbVie, University of Chicago Collaborate to Advance Cancer Research
UChicagoNews - July 10, 2016

New Gift from Michael Polsky Creates Expanded Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UChicagoNews - May 23, 2016