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SPIN’s Inaugural Cohort Departs with New Connections, Mindset, and Tools to Move Forward: ‘I Highly Recommend This Program’

Led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Strategic Program for Innovation at the National Labs (SPIN) earlier this year launched with 17 scientists and staff from Argonne…
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AbbVie, University of Chicago Symposium to Showcase Latest Oncology Research Efforts

The UChicago-AbbVie Research Symposium celebrates another successful year of strategic partnership, showcasing select innovative research efforts in oncology. Taking place Friday, August 19, 2022, the symposium aims to stimulate…
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Grit It Done! Reid Tileston’s Journey from Self-Funded Search to Successful ETA Exit

Reid Tileston, MBA ’15, calls himself a “grit it done” kind of guy. An endurance athlete – ultramarathons, an Ironman, mountaineering, open-water swims, competitive stair climbing – Tileston introduced…
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Fermilab Engineer Scales Quantum Startup with Support from UChicago

Lismikro – taking its name from the Greek for “micro” – is developing innovative low-power microchip controllers to solve the hardware bottleneck and unleash the full potential of quantum computers.…
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Met With Too Many Late-Stage Diagnoses, Doctors Create Novel Test to Earlier Detect Cancer in Your Saliva

OrisDX has developed a novel saliva-based molecular test to detect and diagnose oral cancer earlier – improving patient outcomes and saving lives. The Chicago-based startup was formed based on a…
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PropTech Startup Andes STR Makes Magic with Short-Term Rentals in Orlando

A year after taking first place in Chicago Booth’s Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), proptech startup Andes STR has $25 million in the bank to acquire…
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Small Business Spotlight: Dinobi Detergent’s Plant-Based Laundry Soap a True Labor of Love

The story of Dinobi Detergent is as much a love story as it is a tale of entrepreneurship and laundry soap. Founded by Augie and Sylvia Emuwa, a Bronzeville couple…
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Six Graduating Students Receive Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowships to Work On Their Ventures Full-Time

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the six recipients of the 2022 Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3), a program that provides funding to graduating UChicago…
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3 Startups Awarded $200,000 Each to Build Out Teams, Launch Novel Products

Flow Medical, Lismikro, and OrisDX each have been awarded a $200,000 co-investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship…
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Booth Team Wins Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, a team of Chicago Booth students took the top prize at a global private equity competition, a success the winners credit to the…
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Duality Quantum Accelerator Announces Startups Selected for Cohort 2

Duality, the nation’s first accelerator exclusively for quantum companies, has accepted five startups from across the globe into the second cohort of the year-long accelerator based in Chicago, IL.…
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Compass Demo Day to Feature 5 Investor-Ready Deep Tech Startups

Polsky Science Ventures and the Compass deep tech accelerator team at the University of Chicago are hosting a “demo day” to highlight innovative research and technologies seeking growth opportunities.…

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