2019 GNVC Phase II Teams Announced

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 21 teams moving on to phase II of the 2019 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). This year, 40 teams, the most to date, applied to participate in the global track of the university’s business launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC).

Learn more about the teams moving on to Phase II of the GNVC and what cohort they are from below:

Chicago Cohort // 

ARTvest is an investment fund that enables investors to benefit from the unique characteristics of fine art investing.

EZWealth is a multi-sided marketing and directed wealth management platform for mass affluent and high net worth households.

OneChecks is a patent-pending technology and mobile app that enables convenient, user-friendly payments with proprietary digitally created checks.

Otogeni quantifies the impact of new vehicle and transportation technologies on energy, mobility, and cost to optimize product strategies and future investment.

Paire Health is a platform connecting patients seeking a 2nd opinion on medical condition with a network of board-certified US specialists.

SmartClaims.ai improves the medical insurance claims first pass acceptance rates (FPAR) from 75% to 95% for small and mid-sized private group practices using its proprietary artificial intelligence services.

Tavalor International connects investors and business borrowers on a blockchain-based credit marketplace.

Zingen is a B2B blockchain-enabled enterprise platform that focuses on population health & health equity.

London Cohort //

EasyRest provides small and medium food delivery restaurants a free tool to create a website, engage leads, analyze sales and manage their customers.

Inside Man is a bi-monthly mail order subscription service for male toiletries that allows consumers to tailor the contents of the box from a range of own-label products.

Instilate is a financial search engine which provides investment professionals powerful and personalized analytics in an intuitive way.

Kit4Kid is an educational easy-to-use application developed for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for personal and therapeutic use.

Moove is a marketplace for trucking services that allows shippers and truckers to sign-up for free to bid for trucking services.

Waste 2 Energy builds digesters that convert animal manure, waste food and vegetable material into biogas for use by rural communities in developing countries.

Arch4Cashmere is a sustainable luxury cashmere fashion label that specializes in exquisite organic cashmere and baby goat cashmere.

Hong Kong Cohort //

ExpertEase is a mobile app that provides industry expert consulting and knowledge sharing service via phone calls, video conferencing, pre-recorded clips and other online tutorials.

Fan Rice is a blockchain based platform for fans to initiate crowdfunding to support their idols in China.

SAKE is introducing the aged vintage (Koshu) Japanese sake category to the international market.

SoveNear sources high quality, local and authentic products for travelers and delivers the items to their hotel within minutes making it easy for travelers to take the perfect souvenirs home to friends and family.

SurePromise (SPP) is a provider of e-commerce solutions designed to maximize revenue and minimize obsolete inventory for partners, combining big data analytics with global supply chain knowledge.

STEORRAis a mobile based platform that will enable Food & Beverage industry customers to place an order from the table they are at and split bills.

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