News Archive

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

As Entrepreneurship at UChicago Picks Up, Booth Prof Takes on Organizing Role
Chicago Inno – Aug. 3, 2017

With $4 Million in Funding, Kin Wants to Change How Homeowners Get Insured
TechCrunch – Aug. 1, 2017

Illinois' R&D landscape and path forward
Illinois Science & Technology Coalition - July 27, 2017

City Club of Chicago: John Flavin, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
WGN Radio – July 26, 2017

This UChicago Startup is Developing a Cure for Food Allergies
Chicago Inno – July 21, 2017

Can Entrepreneurship Help Revive Syria? This Polsky Center Leader is Training Teens in Business
Chicago Tribune – July 19, 2017

 This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill
Chicago Inno.- July 19, 2017

UChicago, Northwestern University and JPMorgan Chase Join Forces To Grow Business And Jobs
Polsky Center - July 13, 2017

9 Startups in Chicago Disrupting the Wedding Industry
Chicago Inno – July 13, 2017

Taste Test: The Oven That Makes Dinner Without You
The Wall Street Journal – July 12, 2017

Polsky Founders' Fund Fellowship Cohort Announced
Polsky Center - July 11, 2017

Expansión Selects 10 Finalists For 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Initiative
Polsky Center - June 30, 2017

Chicago Booth Entrepreneurs Launch Startup to Halt Cervical Cancer
BusinessBecause – June 29, 2017

On its 50th Birthday, Fermilab Announces More of What It Has Done Best
Chicago Inno – June 28, 2017

25 Chicago Startups That Are Fighting Cancer
Chicago Inno – June 28, 2017

Will Harnessing Big Data Finally Lead to a Cure for Cancer?
Chicago Inno – June 26, 2017

Home Chef, Remote Year Founders Among Winners at EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Chicago Inno – June 22, 2017

Natural Foods Simple Mills is Riding a Wave
Technori – June 21, 2017

How to Turn a Niche Idea into a Thriving Start-Up
Financial Times –June 20, 2017

Ascent’s Founder Wants to Help Finance Leaders Sleep Better at Night
Built in Chicago- June 16, 2017 

U. of C.’s Polsky Center Plans Big Expansion into New 20-Story Hyde Park Complex
Chicago Tribune – June 15, 2017

FlipSide Brings You Political Opinions From Across the Aisle You’ll Actually Want to Read
Chicago Inno – June 14, 2017

Polsky Center Announces 2017 Summer Accelerator Cohort
Polsky Center - June 13, 2017

In era of research cuts, romance blossoming much earlier between universities and Big Pharma
Crain's Chicago Business - June 10, 2017

Polsky Center Funds Students Who Are “All In”
Technori – June 7. 2017

Innovation Fund invests $500,000 in microbiome research and energy companies
Polsky Center - June 5, 2017

AMOpportunities Wins First Place in the 2017 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center - June 1, 2017

BeeNana wins first place at the 2017 College New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center – May 25, 2017

Americas Online Alternative Finance Market Grows to $35 Billion in 2016
Polsky Center - May 25, 2017

2017 The Americas Alternative Finance Industry Report
Polsky Center, Chicago Booth, and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance - May, 25 2017

Chicago Booth Announces Winners of the 2017 Social New Venture Challenge
Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation – May 24, 2017

Duchossois family donates $100 million for new U of C wellness institute
Crain’s Chicago Business – May 24, 2017

$100M Gift to UChicago to Study the ‘New Science of Wellness’
Chicago Tonight – May 24, 2017 

These Are the 11 Startups Competing in UChicago’s 2017 New Venture Challenge
Chicago Inno – May 23, 2017

Meet the 11 finalists in the University of Chicago’s 21st New Venture Challenge
Built in Chicago – May 23, 2017 

A Startup Using Tech to Ease Burden on Childcare Providers Wins UChicago’s Social NVC
Chicago Inno -   May 23, 2017

Finalists named for the 2017 New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center – May 23, 2017

Booth Alum Donates $20M to University of Chicago Social Innovation Center
Chicago Tribune – May 22, 2017

Finalists named for the 2017 Social New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center – May 19, 2017

Finalists named for the 2017 College New Venture Challenge
Polsky Center – May 18, 2017

This Startup’s Google Cardboard-Like Device Is Helping Athletes Diagnose Concussions
Chicago Inno – May 17, 2017

20 In Their 20s 2017
Crain’s Chicago Business – May 15, 2017

Living the Silicon Valley Dream. In Chicago.
Chicago Inno – May 12, 2017

Seven Rising Fashion Startups That Will Help You Dress Better (With a Tech Twist)
Chicago Inno – May 10, 2017

Thanks to Grubhub, You Can Now Order Food on TripAdvisor
Chicago Inno  - May 8, 2017

Why billionaire Mark Cuban invested in an Afghan saffron start-up run by veterans on 'Shark Tank'
CNBC – May 6, 2017

Simple Mills - How chronic pain and a bad diet inspired this fast-growing startup
Inc. Magazine – May 4, 2017

Polsky Center leader Starr Marcello testifies before Congress
Polsky Center -- May 4, 2017

Women in STEM: Nancy Harvey
Chicago Woman Magazine – May 4, 2017 

Booth ETA Hopefuls Pitch at the Third Annual Search Fund Summit
Chicago Business – May 2, 2017

This Chicago Startup Aims to Create Company Culture for High-Growth Companies
Chicago Inno – May 1, 2017

The New Chicago Makers
Chicago Inno – April 26, 2017

10 Illinois Green Tech Startups to Watch
Chicago Inno – April 21, 2017

Veteran-run Startup Rumi Spice Gets Chance in ‘Shark Tank’
Chicago Tribune – May 21, 2017

Chicago’s Rumi Spice is Heading Into the Shark Tank
Chicago Inno – May 21, 2017

Chicago’s Next Tech Boom: The Maker Entrepreneur
Chicago Inno – April 24, 2017

Origin Ventures Closes ‘Milestone’ $80M Fourth Fund
Chicago Inno – April 27, 2017

Origin Ventures raises $80 million to lead investments startups
Chicago Tribune – April 27, 2017

Origin raises $80 million follow-up fund
Crain’s Chicago Business – April 27, 2017

Future Founders Recognizes Winners of Inaugural EntrepreneurshipU Awards
Future Founders – April, 18, 2017

2017’s Best and Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
WalletHub – April, 17, 2017

The Lung Microbiome: Key to Respiratory Ills?
The Journal of American Medicine – April 12, 2017

Chicago Booth MBA Fights Plastic Pollution with her Social Enterprise
BusinessBecause – April 12, 2017

What’s Up Your Nose May Cure What’s In Your Head
Crain’s Chicago Business – April 13, 2017

Machine Learning Summit to Unite Futuristic Tech-Makers with Investors
Chicago Tribune – April 13, 2017

Spring cohort finalists selected for the UChicago Innovation Fund
Polsky Center - April 13, 2017

57th Street Design Started by Son in Father’s 57th Street Bookcase Workshop
DNA Info – April 5, 2017

Here’s How Much MBA Grads are Paid at Startup Jobs
Chicago Inno - March 29, 2017

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

Chicago Startups Thermal Battery is ‘Adaptive’ Solution to Spikes in Electricity Demand
Midwest Energy News - March 22  

Clutch Will Make You a Sports News Expert in 3 Minutes (Or Less)
Chicago Inno - March 22, 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