Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) Announces 7 Finalists to Compete for more than $100,000 in Investments

Seven teams have been selected for the 17th annual Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) finals, taking place on Friday, May 31st. The GNVC is a track of the top-ranked…

8 Alumni-Led Startups to Compete in 2024 ANVC Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the eight finalist teams that will vie for investment in the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a…

New Fellowship Connects UChicago Students with Cleantech Startups

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced the inaugural cohort of the Resurgence Fellowship – a new program connecting students with startups in its…

How the University of Chicago is Innovating for a Sustainable Future

World IP Day 2024 is focused on exploring how IP encourages and can amplify solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. Specifically, the event – celebrated globally every year on…

9 Local Entrepreneurs Form Legal Businesses at Incorporation/Organization Day

Earlier this month the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted its second annual Incorporation/Organization Day, a unique event that connects West and South Side entrepreneurs with attorneys from local…

‘Corporate Collision’ Sparks New Connections and Industry Collaboration

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation last week brought together industry leaders to discover, connect, and collaborate with some of the nation’s top startups. “The Polsky Center has a…

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal Discusses Rebuilding the Country’s Economy at International House

In a conversation moderated by Institute of Politics director Heidi Heitkamp, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal discussed the impact of war on the country's economy, including his thoughts on…

Resurgence Startup ExPost Awarded $8M from DOE in Bid to Improve Battery Recycling

ExPost Technology, a participant in Cohort 1 of Resurgence, has been awarded $8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support development of an advanced mobile machinery system for…

How to Launch Your Business-to-Consumer Business This Year

The following article was written by Mia Saini Duchnowski, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Polsky Center, and originally published in Crain's Chicago Business on April 15, 2024. Read the original article. …

Energy Tech Leaders Take to the National Stage at DOE Pitch Competition

>> UPDATE: Team Rise Reforming from the University of Chicago took First Place at the event and was awarded $50,000. Teams from the University of Chicago and the Polsky Center…

22 Teams From Across Campus Explore Commercial Potential of New Ideas

More than 20 teams participated in the Polsky Center I-Corps program this academic year – all with new research and ideas addressing challenges across various industries. The goal of the…

NanoPattern Closes $1.5M Seed Round to Scale Quantum Dot Ink Production

NanoPattern Technologies has raised $1.5 million in a seed round to scale its photopatternable quantum dot ink, which enables the commercialization of next-generation displays. Cofounded by Yu Kambe, PhD ’19,…

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