George Shultz Innovation Fund

George Shultz Innovation Fund

Overview
Managed by the Polsky Center, the George Shultz Innovation Fund provides up to $250,000 in co-investment funding for early stage tech ventures coming out of University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

>> In Memoriam: George Pratt Shultz, 1920–2021

Portfolio Companies

To date, the George Shultz Innovation Fund has invested $7.8 million in 61 companies that have gone on to raise $210 million in follow-on funding. Companies launched with the fund’s support include ExplORer Surgical, Corvidia, ClostraBio, and Super.Tech. See a full list of our portfolio companies here.

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