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Mindful Urgent Care and Verity Technologies advance to the GNVC Finals

On January 20, MBA teams from Chicago competed at the semi-finals of the 2018 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). Waverly Deutsch, academic director for university-wide entrepreneurship content and professor for the GNVC, along with a panel of distinguished judges and venture capitalists selected which two teams would move onto the finals after listening to teams present their business plans.

Teams participating in the semi-finals included DTC Lactate, New You, Mindful Urgent Care, RentVent, RobinRN, and Verity Technologies. In the end, Mindful Urgent Care and Verity Technologies were selected by the judges to advance to the GNVC finals.

Mindful Urgent care is a walk-in psychiatric clinic providing same-day, non-emergent, mental health and substance abuse psychiatric services to insured and cash-paying clients.

Verity Technologies is a healthcare technology company that is working on harnessing the power of Virtual Reality (VR) to provide treatment solutions for pain management/rehabilitation.

The two companies advancing from Chicago will face off against the winners of the Hong Kong and London semi-finals on April 12 at the 2018 GNVC finals.

Now in its 11th year, the GNVC is an expansion of the top-ranked Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, and is designed exclusively for Chicago Booth’s executive MBA students. It debuted in 2008 to accommodate the growing entrepreneurial aspirations of Booth’s executive MBA students on each of its three global campuses—North America, Europe, and Asia. The program is run by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in collaboration with the Executive MBA program at Chicago Booth.

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