50 Companies to Pitch to Investors at DeepTechU

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The DeepTechU venture conference will showcase 50 startups during the three-day virtual event May 3 to 5, giving investors an early look at cutting-edge deep tech innovation coming out of universities, national labs, and other organizations in the greater Midwest.

The investor-ready startups will give 9-minute pitches each afternoon from 1 pm. to 4 p.m. They represent industries including energy, hardware, software, quantum, industrial, life sciences, physical sciences, and sustainability.

See here for a full list of the 50 startups, including descriptions. The schedule details which day each is presenting.

Last year’s inaugural DeepTechU conference attracted more than 1,000 investors, deep tech entrepreneurs, and partners from both academia and industry for a robust agenda of panel discussions, keynote speakers, and startup presentations. This year’s conference will feature speakers from AbbVie Ventures, IBM Quantum, the National Science Foundation, and National Institutes of Health, among many other notable companies and organizations.

DeepTechU is a free venture conference organized by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center, and presented in partnership with Centrepolis Accelerator at Lawrence Technological University, Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois Institute of TechnologyIndiana UniversityInnovation Crossroads at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, Purdue UniversityNorthwestern UniversityRutgers UniversityUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoUniversity of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignUniversity of Iowa, Innovation Partnerships at the University of MichiganUniversity of Minnesota, and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). It is sponsored by World Business Chicago.

The presenting startups are:


  • Accelerate Wind
  • C-Motive Technologies.
  • Eonix Energy
  • Great Lakes Crystal Technologies
  • Influit Energy
  • Margik
  • Resynergi
  • Stemloop
  • Stoicheia
  • Virtus Solis Technologies

Life Sciences:

  • 4SR Biosciences
  • Alnair Therapeutics
  • Amplified Sciences
  • Anapneo Therapeutics
  • Cayuga Biotech
  • Ciscovery Bio
  • Cogen Bioscience
  • Concilio
  • Confluence Pharmaceuticals
  • Dimension Inx
  • FLOW Medical
  • HeioThera
  • INOFFA Therapeutics
  • Inomagen Therapeutics
  • Novilytic
  • NovoClade
  • OrisDX
  • Prenosis
  • Riptide Therapeutics
  • Sensona
  • Sparsity
  • Vascugen

Hardware / Software:

  • 10xAR
  • Axion Technologies
  • CoinFX
  • DynamiQ
  • Fertility Basics
  • GhostWave
  • Lismikro
  • memQ
  • Ohmic
  • qBraid
  • QuantCAD
  • Quantopticon
  • Simsi


  • Lakril Technologies
  • MFNS Tech
  • Titan Bioworks

Physical Sciences / Sustainability:


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