Polsky Center Pilots Proof-of-Concept Fund to Accelerate Tech Commercialization

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched a new “Proof-of-Concept Fund” to support University of Chicago researchers in de-risking early-stage technologies. “By providing funding to bridge the gap…

Building a Winning Culture Should be a Key Part of Your Intentional Business Strategy

The following article was written by Ellen Rudnick, senior adviser and adjunct professor for entrepreneurship at Booth, and originally published in Crain's Chicago Business on January 15, 2024. Read the…

Small Business Spotlight: 103 Collection Connects Beauty with Nature

Things in life often don’t just line up perfectly. But for Melinda Herron, founder of 103 Collection – an eco-beauty company rooted in nature – the inspiration for her…

For Startup Founders, This is the Classic Dilemma

The following article was written by Dr. Steven Gould, consulting director for Polsky Science Ventures, and originally published in Crain's Chicago Business on December 18, 2023. Read the original article…

This is Your License to Innovate: UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab Showcase New Tech

“We have a recipe for the extraordinary – and the opportunities are endless,” said Juan de Pablo, Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives at…

Meet the Six Early-Stage Companies that are Part of Resurgence Cohort 1

In October, the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, announced the launch of Resurgence, a new cleantech…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Blaze Power

Team Members Sagar Pande – Cofounder and CEO Dr. Arun Kumar – Cofounder and CTO What does your company do? Blaze Power is championing the power of…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: C+UP

Team Members Hamed Heidari, PhD – Founder and CEO. Prof. Mohammad Asadi – Cofounder and CTO What does your company do? C+UP's breakthrough carbon capture utilization technology…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Natural Science, LLC

Team Members Arden Warner – Cofounder and partner, scientist, and inventor of the technology John Nelson – Cofounder and partner, business development, logistic and operations Gary Cullen – Partner,…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: ExPost Technology

Team Members Weikang Li – Chief Technology Officer Benson Lam – Chief Executive Officer Zheng Chen – President Shirley Meng – Chief Strategy Officer What does your…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Alpha Nur

Team Members Kevin O’Sullivan – Cofounder and CEO What does your company do? Alpha Nur is pioneering nuclear fuel recycling technologies to bolster American national security and clean energy…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Stranergy

Team Members Mei He - CEO and Founder Rui Deng - CFO and Cofounder Jianan Zheng - CIO and Cofounder Matthew Forquer - CTO and Cofounder What…

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