Applying world-class expertise from the
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
to bring new ideas and breakthrough research to market
Training for Entrepreneurial Careers
The programming team within Chicago Booth leads the flagship New Venture Challenge and develops co-curricular programs and experiential learning opportunities for College and MBA students, alumni, and other related constituents. This includes startup, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship through acquisition, and small business programs.
Accelerating Deep Tech Ventures
Polsky Deep Tech Ventures integrates Chicago Booth’s entrepreneurial training with deep foundational scientific research, providing a suite of domain-specific accelerators in addition to a full spectrum of startup services, educational offerings, and funding opportunities to ensure startup success.
Advancing Translational Research
A dedicated team with technical expertise focuses exclusively on enabling technology commercialization. This team performs market analysis, manages intellectual property, identifies partners, and negotiates partnerships and licenses for technologies developed by faculty, researchers, and staff.
Partnering for Community Impact
The Polsky Exchange fosters economic development and supports small business owners and founders on the South and West Sides of Chicago. A 34,000-square-foot startup incubator features work spaces, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their ventures.