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12:00 pm

Fab Lab Workshop: Fab Lab 101

Wednesday, January 25   |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
polsky exchange south, 1452 E 53rd St & 1463 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL United States

Curious about the Fab Lab? Got an idea and don't know where to start with the design process? Learn about the Fab Lab's hardware, software, and prototyping tools and why they are useful, as well as Fab Lab safety. This hour-long Fab Lab orientation allows you to access the Fab Lab's workspace and basic tools. […]

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5:00 pm

Investing Essentials: Trends vs. Fads in PE Investing

Wednesday, January 25   |   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

How do you identify investments that have a high probability of achieving growth and returning capital over the long-term? How do you separate short-term fads from industries and sectors with sustainable competitive advantages? In recent decades, certain sectors have witnessed meaningful investment by private equity firms — veterinary, dental, insurance brokers are examples — but […]

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11:59 pm

Application Deadline: Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC)

Wednesday, January 25   |   11:59 pm

PURPOSE OF THE NVC To encourage the founding and growth of high-potential new ventures. "My impression about NVC, if I had to summarize it, it’s like having Einstein as your physics tutor. You have literally the best of the best in terms of entrepreneurship or venture capital in every other aspect really guiding you and […]

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Application Deadline: 2023 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge

Wednesday, January 25   |   11:59 pm

One of the nation’s first social venture competitions, the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) has helped jump-start more than 150 companies and nonprofits since 2011. The SNVC is open to currently enrolled graduate students at UChicago who want to launch a for-profit or nonprofit startup addressing social, cultural, and/or environmental issues. Finalists […]

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Application Deadline: Transform: Data Science and AI Accelerator

Wednesday, January 25   |   11:59 pm

Transform is powered by Deep Tech Ventures at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with UChicago’s Data Science Institute. This unique 16-week program focuses on solving data driven problems of today and provides unparalleled support to data science, early-stage ventures. Through the accelerator, startups will gain access to business […]

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