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DeepTechU Day 3: Advice for Deep Tech Entrepreneurs, the Future of Immunotherapy, and Opportunities in Quantum

Day 3 of DeepTechU featured advice for entrepreneurs developing deep tech innovations, a look at the current and future immunotherapy market, and a Fireside Chat about growing the quantum…
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DeepTechU Day 2: Securing VC Funding and Federal Grants that ‘Take on the Risk that the Private Market Cannot’

The second day of DeepTechU featured practical advice for deep tech startups seeking funding, including when to start conversations with venture capitalists and how to use federal government grants…
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DeepTechU Day 1: ‘The Innovation Ecosystem in the Chicago Area is Growing Beautifully – Go All In’

“We’re excited to unite the science and investor communities to advance innovation,” said Juan de Pablo, executive vice president for science, innovation, national laboratories, and global initiatives, kicking off…
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Booth and Kellogg Host World’s Premier Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Conference

The 8th Annual Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Conference returns to downtown Chicago this month as an in-person event, continuing its tradition as the premier gathering for search fund…
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DeepTechU Venture Conference Returns, Highlights Deep Tech Innovation in the Greater Midwest

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is once again hosting DeepTechU, a venture conference that brings together global investors and deep tech startups in the…
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Winter Collaboratorium to Feature Research from Across the Data Science Institute, Biological Sciences Division, and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

The Collaboratorium unites University of Chicago students with researchers and faculty who are exploring commercialization opportunities for their work. The program provides the opportunity for scientists and researchers who want…
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Entrepreneurship in Africa Has “Big Risks” and “Big Payoffs.” Here’s How Ugandan Businessman Aga Sekalala Jr. Found Success.

The Polsky Center’s Distinguished Entrepreneur speaker series this month featured Aga Sekalala Jr., a prominent Ugandan businessman who founded Radio Simba, one of the most popular broadcasters in East…
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Celebrating Black in Tech: Insight and Advice from Black Startup Founders

Jasmine Shells, MBA '21, founded her startup in Chicago with the intention of building it in Chicago as well. But when it came time to raise money, the checks…
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Compass Demo Day to Showcase Deep Tech Startups

Polsky Science Ventures and the Compass deep tech accelerator team at the University of Chicago are hosting a “demo day” to highlight innovative research and technologies across the life sciences,…

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