UChicago to Mentor Illinois Tech as Part of $6M NSF Program to Accelerate Research Translation

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help support translational activities at the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of a $6 million investment from the…

20 Startups Accepted into Phase II of the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 20 startups accepted into the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a global competition dedicated to supporting…

Phase II Teams Selected for the 17th Annual Global New Venture Challenge

  22 teams from across the world are advancing to Phase II of the Polsky Center’s 2024 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). The GNVC is the global track…

Two UChicago Startups Receive Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The George Shultz Innovation Fund (fall 2023 cycle) has awarded $200,000 to NetMicroscope and $150,000 to CellCipher to further develop their work. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

12th Annual College New Venture Challenge Announces Competing Undergraduate Teams

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with University of Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering, is pleased to announce the 14 teams selected for the 12th annual College…

Life Sciences, Tech Startups Advance to Fall 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals

Researchers have developed a proprietary machine learning approach, multi-tissue human organoid model, and a targeted drug delivery method – and will be seeking investment at the fall 2023 George Shultz…

Global New Venture Challenge Welcomes Acclaimed Business Leader, Chicago Booth Professor Alyssa Rapp as Faculty Leader

  Alyssa Rapp has been named the faculty leader of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC), a dedicated track of the New Venture…

Samir Mayekar Named Managing Director of Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Samir Mayekar, an accomplished leader with a track record of driving innovation and impact across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, has been named managing director of the University…

Veteran, Teacher, Business Owner: Meet the New Leader of the Polsky Exchange’s Small Business Development Center

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently welcomed Vince Beachum as senior program manager and director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Polsky Exchange. …

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