The Polsky Incubator Announces Its New Cohort

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is proud to announce the newest cohort of companies moving into the Polsky Incubator. The Polsky Incubator provides a dedicated space within the Polsky Exchange, mentorship, and support to early-stage startups, helping them achieve critical milestones and grow into sustainable businesses.

Companies a part of the Polsky Incubator have access to a wide variety of resources within the 34,000 square feet coworking space at the Polsky Exchange. They get to work with and learn from other committed, full-time entrepreneurs, and receive various benefits including monthly training sessions and workshops, legal support, office space, and more.

The companies moving into the incubator are:

Crave Natural // Making all-natural, superfood oatmeal inspired by traditional Asian cuisine and crafted for the modern working woman.

Indie Goods Market // Integrating the convenience of online shopping with the experience of a local physical market. We save customers time and money while providing a better-quality product.

Lavie Laundry // Subscription based – same day laundry service. Once a week, from our clients’ perspective, they leave for work in the morning, come home to clean, and put away laundry in the evening.

Mesodyne // Producing novel ultra-high energy density, long endurance, silent, compact power source for remote harsh environments that enables more efficient, longer lasting, and more reliable environmental monitoring on land and in the ocean.

OjaExpress // Same-day ethnic grocery delivery platform. OjaExpress acts as a digital marketplace that connects small- to medium-sized ethnic grocery stores with the communities that love them.

Snowball // Team buying mobile app where businesses post deals and people team up to unlock them. Users connect over saving, buying, and sharing the things they love, and businesses provide incentives for users to spread the word about their offerings and brand, enabling discovery and creating customer advocacy.

The Business Services Collective // Working with entrepreneurs of color in the construction trades to create a shared back office. By lowering the cost to delegate services like estimation, project management and bookkeeping, we enable entrepreneurs to delegate their paperwork and focus on growing their business.

Laiya Consulting // Innovative and intelligent solution provider for new drug development. We specialize in Bayesian adaptive designs and implementation for drug and device clinical trials.

Neural Trend // Predicting the success of a new fashion product is not easy. We created Neural Trend to give retailers the power to design or source the right apparel, at the right time, every time.

Yolobe (Your life only better) // SaaS start-up with the goal to dramatically improve the lives of teenagers, young adults, persons seeking career transitions, and working age people with disabilities by way of a multi-sided, network-based marketplace of employers and service providers seeking to recruit from our talented entry level workforce.

Modern Reliance // Connecting older adults to students in their neighborhood to tackle the everyday challenges associated with aging in place. We provide a range of services that enable older adults to experience the dignity they deserve.

Halo // A marketplace connecting academic scientists with opportunities to collaborate with industry.

CharacTour // Seeking to disrupt the way entertainment recommendations are made with its patented personalization technology — focusing on who consumers are, not only what titles they’ve consumed previously. Its data from 350,000+ registered users proves that strong links exist between fans’ personalities and the entertainment they love.


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