The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is the go-to resource for all entrepreneurship and technology commercialization activities at the University of Chicago. Launched at Chicago Booth, the Polsky Center applies world-class business expertise to catalyze ideas into impact. With 60 professionals on staff, the Polsky Center increases the odds of success in bringing new ideas and breakthrough innovations to market.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center’s nationally-ranked accelerator, which has graduated more than 330 startup companies still in operation today that have gone on to raise more than $1 billion in funding and more than $7.5 billion in exits. Startups supported by the New Venture Challenge include household names such as Grubhub, Braintree/Venmo, and Simple Mills.
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