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Polsky On Demand – an online portal that provides access to some of Polsky’s world-class business and entrepreneurship educational workshops for free. Browse our digital library below for educational content around entrepreneurship essentials, small business workshops, entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA), and much more!

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How did Grubhub grow from a startup to a $7 billion food delivery giant? How did Braintree get a jump on the mobile payment market? The founders of those and other successful companies delve into their entrepreneurial journeys in a podcast series to mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked startup accelerator at the University of Chicago. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation each week will present an interview with an alum of the program, conducted by professors and mentors.

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Polsky Exchange to Host Open House to Mark Full Reopening to the Community

The Polsky Exchange, a University of Chicago initiative that offers business education and resources to South and West Side entrepreneurs, has fully reopened to the community after a long pandemic…
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Demonstrating Commercial Promise, UChicago Researcher Recognized for Novel Cancer Drug Delivery System

University of Chicago researcher and startup founder Xiaoyang Wu has received the 2022 Duckworth Family Commercial Promise Award for his work developing a novel cancer drug delivery system. The award…
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Inclusive+ Builds Platform to Elevate LGBTQ+ Health Care with Support from the Polsky Accelerator (and a Collaboratorium Assist)

As a medical student, Anna Jacobs often encounters LGBTQ+ patients who aren’t getting their health-care needs met. Many are afraid to share information with their providers. Others have providers who…
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memQ Works to Develop Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Memory as Part of Duality’s Latest Cohort

Drawing from cutting-edge laboratory research, memQ develops semiconductor materials with novel qubit storage capabilities that will play a critical role in quantum network development. The team has deep ties to…
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Stretchable, Self-Powered Bioelectronics Mimic Skin in Form and Function

Skin-like electronics could seamlessly integrate with the body for applications in health monitoring, medication therapy, implantable medical devices, and biological studies. With the help of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship…
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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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