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AI, Life Sciences, Quantum Tech to Get Boost as Part of the Compass Accelerator’s Latest Cohort

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce that six teams have been selected for the latest cohort of Compass, a deep tech accelerator program for University…
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Polsky Accelerator Selects 18 Startups to Build and Launch Their Ventures

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 18 startups selected to participate in the 2022 Polsky Accelerator, a competitive 10-week summer program open all University…
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In “The Power Law,” Journalist Sebastian Mallaby Explores the “Intellectual Mystery” of Venture Capital

All investing is a bet on uncertainty. But venture capital investing, often in fledgling companies without cash flow or any proof of viability, is so uncertain as to be an…
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3 Novel Disease-Fighting Technologies You Should Know About Ahead of BIO 2022

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed methods to increase the clinical efficacy of immunotherapies, provide long-lasting immune tolerance for autoimmune or transplantation therapy, and treat breast and ovarian…
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Small Business Spotlight: With Taylor’s Tacos, West Coast Street Food Finds West Side Community

After moving back home to Chicago from California, Taylor Mason missed Los Angeles’ ubiquitous street tacos. She’d get an occasional whiff thanks to a guy who sporadically set up a…
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Social New Venture Challenge Awards Record $175K in Investment

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are pleased to announce the winners…
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‘You Need a Village’: Clinical Trial Leaders Discuss Collaborations, COVID, and Widening the Lens

Experts came together on Clinical Trials Day to discuss why early and frequent discussions among all stakeholders are necessary, how COVID forced the industry to think “more clearly and…
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OrisDX Wins 2022 New Venture Challenge with Saliva Test to Diagnose Oral Cancers

UPDATE: The investment totals have been updated to reflect additional investment made in the days following the winner announcement. A startup developing saliva-based diagnostics to screen for oral cancers and…
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Winner of 15th Annual GNVC Has “Golden Opportunity” To Help Companies Tackle AI Regulatory Compliance Headaches

The University of Chicago’s 15th Annual Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) has awarded first place to See-Thru-AI, a Chicago-based startup that helps companies using machine learning and artificial intelligence to…
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Twelve Startups to Vie for At Least $1M in Finals of Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 12 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 26th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture…
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Seven Social Impact Startups To Compete in 2022 Social New Venture Challenge

Seven social impact startups will vie for investment June 1 at the 12th annual John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals. The finalists were selected from a record-breaking…
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UChicago Ranks Among Top 25 Institutions for Tech Transfer and Commercialization

A recent analysis entitled Research to Renewal: Advancing University Tech Transfer from Heartland Forward evaluated which universities are most adept at creating new knowledge and embedding it in their graduates…

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