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Application Deadline: Polsky Center BUILD Accelerator

The BUILD Accelerator allows students to spend their summer building the key elements of their venture, and validating assumptions around their market or customers.

The following people/teams are eligible to apply:

  • Full and part-time students of the University of Chicago
  • UChicago Alumni within 5 years of graduation
  • For-profit or non-profit ventures

Eligible companies plan to focus on:

  • Customer and market validation
  • The creation or advancement of a pilot or minimal viable product
  • Early stage venture creation education

Apply if:

  • You have an idea and want to validate it
  • You are still building your pilot or MVP, or still need to build these
  • You plan to apply to one of the New Venture Challenge tracks the following academic year (optional)
  • You are not yet in the market, or are minimally in the market

The application deadline for the Polsky Center BUILD Accelerator is on April 4, 2022 at midnight.

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