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Altris.AI and Dr. Mo Advance to the GNVC Finals; 2018 Lineup Complete

On Friday, February 23, MBA teams from Chicago Booth’s London campus competed at the semi-finals of the 2018 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC).

Thirty teams applied to participate in GNVC this year from Booth’s three global campuses — Chicago, Hong Kong and London. Six were selected to compete in Hong Kong and Chicago respectively, and seven were selected to face-off in London.

Waverly Deutsch, academic director for university-wide entrepreneurship content and professor for the GNVC, along with a panel of distinguished judges and venture capitalists chose the two teams would move onto the finals.

Participating teams in the London semi-final ranged from software solutions to technology-based transportation networks. Out of the seven teams, which included Agreefy, Altris.AI, Dr.Mo, Liqubit, RideARGO, Spatium, and StoryBook, the judges selected Altris.AI and Dr.Mo to advance to the GNVC finals.

Altris.AI uses a deep learning algorithm to improve the diagnostic process in ophthalmology.

Dr. Mo applies a novel electromagnetic engine technology to motorcycles.

The two companies advancing from London will join WalletKo and HomePro from Hong Kong and Mindful Urgent care and Verity Technologies from Chicago at the 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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