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Meet the Team

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation team is paving the way for Chicago’s entrepreneurial spirit. Housed on a collaborative campus, we are a group of committed professionals dedicated to promoting and supporting students, faculty, staff, alumni, researchers and local entrepreneurs as they navigate the complex process of creating and growing a startup. To see a full list of Polsky Council members, click here. For general inquiries, questions, and feedback about the Polsky Center, please contact us at polsky@uchicago.edu.

Innovation Fund

Jason ParisoJason Pariso
Jason Pariso

Jason Pariso

Director, George Shultz Innovation Fund

1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60615
773-834-8112

Jason Pariso is the Director of the George Shultz Innovation Fund, an early stage fund dedicated to the commercialization of research and technology generated at the University. He also develops strategic initiatives and programming for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He previously served as the Vice President of product management for Pinpoint MD, a healthcare startup building the first patient-physician engagement platform. Jason built a diverse set of skills while working as a Media & Telecommunications Investment Banker, founding an educational nonprofit, restructuring a textile manufacturer, developing corporate strategy for Dell Financial Services, and launching a SaaS call center telephony startup. Jason earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University and is a Kauffman Fellow.

Nora MansfieldNora Mansfield
Nora Mansfield

Nora Mansfield

Senior Program Manager

5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., 207
Chicago, IL 60637

773-834-9767

nora.mansfield@ChicagoBooth.edu

Nora splits her time supporting the activities of the George Shultz Innovation Fund and Harper Center initiatives, including student awards and fellowships, Booth student-facing conferences, and programs in private equity and venture capital. Additionally, she works closely with Starr Marcello to support the Polsky Center’s key priorities.

Steve LehmannSteve Lehmann
Steve Lehmann

Steve Lehmann

Assistant Director, George Shultz Innovation Fund

1452 East 53rd Street, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60615
773.834.7086

Steve Lehmann is the Assistant Director of the George Shultz Innovation Fund, an early stage fund dedicated to the commercialization of research and technology generated at the University.  He is also active in a variety of strategic initiatives across the Polsky Center.

Steve previously served as an Associate for Ocean Tomo’s Innovation Management practice, where he advised companies on how to invest in, develop, and commercialize technologies and intellectual property.  Prior to Ocean Tomo, he worked on a variety of new ventures in the technology, social enterprise, and international development sectors. His experiences range from leading product development for a Silicon Valley FinTech startup, to launching his own social venture, Threadies, that helps refugee children cope with the trauma of displacement.

Steve holds an MBA from Notre Dame and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Valparaiso University, where he was also a Scholar in the Humanities.

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