Academia and Private Sector Meet at 10th Annual Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference

The Polsky Center, in collaboration with the Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, hosted the 10th annual Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) Conference this week.…

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…

Kin Insurance: How Passion and a Focus on Doing Good Gave Rise to Chicago’s Latest Unicorn

Sean Harper, AB ’03, MBA ’09, knew his passion from an early age. “Going back to high school, I was the kid who was reading Milton Friedman while programming…

Alnair Therapeutics Follows Polsky Path to String of Impressive Wins, $1M+ Funding Round

Momentum continues to build for Alnair Therapeutics, an oncology startup focused on developing a platform to better deliver drugs to hard-to-treat cancers. In June – the same month that…

Notoros: Building a More Secure Digital World

A startup in the inaugural cohort of Transform, a data science and AI accelerator, Notoros is working to solve blockchain technology security issues. “We are aiming for a world…

Drip: Sports Tech Company Takes the Guessing Game Out of Hydration

A startup in the inaugural cohort of Transform, a data science and AI accelerator, Drip is working to solve chronic dehydration in athletes with its unique sweat-sensing wearable device.…

Blackcurrant: An Online Marketplace for Alternative Fuel

A startup in the inaugural cohort of Transform, a data science and AI accelerator, Blackcurrant is looking to accelerate its aggressive growth strategy and capitalize on opportunities for federal funding.…

UChicago Launches Polsky Deep Tech Ventures to Support Startups Bringing Science, Tech to Market

The $20M initiative will include a new venture fund and a series of sector-specific accelerators to provide startups with technical and market expertise.   The Polsky Center is…

Q&A With Steve Kaplan, Co-author of New Academic Book on Private Equity

Private equity has become an increasingly popular investment vehicle as it outperforms other asset classes and access expands to the broader investing public. What’s been missing, said Steve Kaplan, one…

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