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Polsky Center Launches Customer Discovery Bootcamp to Help Early-Stage Ventures Explore Product-Market Fit

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of Customer Discovery Bootcamp, a new program for early-stage startups to explore the viability of their business…
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Polsky-Supported Startups Honored Among Chicago’s Hottest Innovators

An annual list spotlighting the 50 hottest innovators in Chicago featured an impressive eight ventures with roots in the Polsky Center or the University of Chicago. Chicago Inno’s Seventh Annual…
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AMOpportunities Accepts National Export Award For Expanding Clinical Education

AMOpportunities has been awarded the highest honor bestowed to U.S. exporters for its work connecting international medical students with U.S. clinical opportunities and managing training programs for healthcare schools and…
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Small Business Spotlight: Hemp Heals Body Shop Preaches Plants Over Pills

Tiffany Joi raised some eyebrows when she debuted her line of CBD-infused lotions and oils at the Hyde Park Farmers Market in 2019. “You should have seen the looks,” said…
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Will the “Golden Age” of Tech Investment Last? Three Venture Capitalists Dive In During a Conversation Moderated by the Polsky Center’s Steve Kaplan

By all measures, 2021 has been a banner year for tech investment and returns. And money increasingly is flowing into markets like Chicago, thanks in part to a remote…
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Chicago Quantum Summit to Feature Diverse Perspectives on Building a Quantum Infrastructure

The fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit will feature presentations and discussions focusing on growing quantum ecosystems, commercializing research, and complex issues such as workforce development and inclusion — on both…
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A More Efficient and Sustainable Battery for a More ‘Electrified’ Society

An assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of Chicago, John Anderson, BS/MS ’08, has patented a material that can store and produce energy more efficiently and…
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Built at UChicago, Explorer Surgical Joins Global Healthcare Exchange Portfolio to Accelerate Core Mission

Founded in 2015 by Booth School of Business alum, Jennifer Fried, MBA ’15, and former University of Chicago faculty member Dr. Alex Langerman, Explorer Surgical today announced that it has…
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Duality Quantum Accelerator Announces First Corporate Supporters

Duality, the nation’s first accelerator focused exclusively on supporting quantum science and technology companies, has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is among its first corporate supporters, along with Caruso…
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Collaboratorium Helps Kick off the Academic Year with a Collision of Entrepreneurial Brain Power

For entrepreneurial students at Chicago Booth, one of the seminal events to kick off the academic year is the Polsky Center’s Collaboratorium, where scientific minds collide with business brains in…
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NVC, Booth Alum Startup Mindful Care Closes $2.7M Series A with Investment from UChicago

Bringing the urgent care model to the mental health industry, Mindful Care (formerly Mindful Urgent Care) has closed a $2.7 million oversubscribed Series A funding round – including an investment…

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