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Organ Transport Startup Wins First Place in UChicago’s College New Venture Challenge as Judges Dole out $150K in Investment to Undergrad-Led Teams at 10th Anniversary Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), which awarded $150,000 in investment to a diverse…
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Seven Undergrad-Led Startups to Compete for Investment in 10th Anniversary Finals of the College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the seven finalists selected to compete in the 10th Anniversary Finals of the College New Venture Challenge (CNVC),…
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Lab Innovation Fellowship Program Promotes Innovation at Argonne and Fermilab

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory work to answer some of the biggest questions facing humanity, from the atomic to the astronomical scale. Occasionally that work…
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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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Meet the Teams Selected to Participate in the 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 30 teams selected to participate in Phase II of the 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge…
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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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University of Chicago Joins Global Scholars Program

The University of Chicago has joined the competitive program which is supported by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and designed to provide researchers with funding as well as…
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Small Business Spotlight: With Solo Noir and Zen Soul Apothecary, One Woman Nurtures Outer and Inner Wellness

Andrea Polk always considered herself a spiritual person. But it took time for her to see the deeper meaning when her body suddenly went into revolt. At 38, the…
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Building a Quantum System on a Chip, memq Wins George Shultz Innovation Fund Award

memq is developing an integrated quantum photonics platform that will enable quantum communication between computers at distances orders of magnitude greater than what is available today, according to the University…

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