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ETA Insider Podcast series features all things related to entrepreneurship through acquisition. Where Are They Now? delves into the entrepreneurial journeys of several startups to mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked startup accelerator at the University of Chicago.

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Polsky Center Launches ETA Fellows Program to Meet Surge of Interest in ETA

In response to the growing interest in Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA), the Polsky Center is launching the ETA Fellows Program. Made possible by a generous donation from Booth alum…

28 Teams Advance to Phase II of the 2024 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

Today, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation announced the 28 Phase II teams advancing in the 2024 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the University of…

Rattan L. Khosa SeedCon 2024: Innovating Amongst Giants in a Down Economy

Last week, the Polsky Center and Chicago Booth’s Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital (EVC) Group co-hosted Rattan L. Khosa SeedCon 2024, Booth’s annual flagship entrepreneurship and venture capital conference. Through…

Entrepreneurs Need to Start Paying Themselves Correctly. Here’s How

The following article was written by Abigail Ingram, executive director of the Polsky Exchange. Entrepreneurs and those who work with entrepreneurs know that…

Multi-Tissue Organoid Better Predicts Human Response to Drug Treatments: CellCipher

CellCipher has developed a new type of organoid model that captures nearly 70 different cell types to enable drug discovery and personalized medicine. In vitro human models, including organoids…

UChicago to Mentor Illinois Tech as Part of $6M NSF Program to Accelerate Research Translation

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will help support translational activities at the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of a $6 million investment from the…

20 Startups Accepted into Phase II of the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 20 startups accepted into the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a global competition dedicated to supporting…

NetMicroscope Uses AI to Improve Network Monitoring for a Better Internet Experience

NetMicroscope has developed a tool that lets customers monitor their network and extract meaningful data – enabling intervention before any problems become issues for the users. Nick Feamster, Neubauer Professor…

Where Are They Now? How Kindness Built KindWorks

If a little kindness goes a long way, imagine pairing it with the power of AI. That’s what KindWorks, a platform that encourages and enables kindness through behavioral nudges…

Phase II Teams Selected for the 17th Annual Global New Venture Challenge

  22 teams from across the world are advancing to Phase II of the Polsky Center’s 2024 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). The GNVC is the global track…

Two UChicago Startups Receive Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The George Shultz Innovation Fund (fall 2023 cycle) has awarded $200,000 to NetMicroscope and $150,000 to CellCipher to further develop their work. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

New PET Scan Tech to Expand Patient Access, Improve Early Disease Detection

Innovation out of the University of Chicago reduces the radiation levels and high costs associated with PET scans – enabling routine screening for the early detection of disease. Currently, PET…

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