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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!


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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Shape-Shifting Robot Swarms Self-Assemble, Adapt to the Unfamiliar

A new robotic platform developed at the University of Chicago can adapt to its surroundings in real time for applications in unfamiliar environments. The platform, dubbed the Granulobot, consists of…
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Innovating Hydrogen Trading: Blackcurrant Counts Another Win as the 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund Awardee

Blackcurrant adds to its accolades as the winner of the spring cycle of the 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund – a win that follows its New Venture Challenge success and…
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Small Business Spotlight: Larvetta Loftin Built L3 Agency To Deliver Culturally-Aware Content, Showcase Black Female Talent

Larvetta Loftin, founder and CEO of full-service influencer marketing and communications firm The L3 Agency, has coined a motto that guides how she approaches her career: “Doing what you love…
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Polsky-Affiliated Initiatives, Startups Ranked Among Chicago’s Hottest Innovators

Eleven entities with roots in the Polsky Center or the University of Chicago have been named to an annual list spotlighting the 50 hottest innovators in the city. Now in…
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Duality Quantum Accelerator Accepts Four Startups into Latest Cohort

The Chicago-based Duality quantum accelerator has accepted its latest cohort of four startups, which are developing solutions for a secure quantum internet, enabling the manufacture of products in microgravity,…
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Eight 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 eight recipients of the 2023 Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3), a program that provides funding to graduating UChicago…
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Profound Trends Have Led to Unique Singularity Event: Samir Mayekar Talks Deep Tech

Several trends have culminated in a unique “singularity event,” said former Chicago Deputy Mayer Samir Mayekar at the inaugural Deep Tech Ventures Showcase in June. Deep Tech Ventures at the…
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Five Chicago Booth Students Honored with Entrepreneurship Awards

Chicago Booth School of Business recently recognized five outstanding MBA students who demonstrated leadership in entrepreneurship, venture capital, or private equity during their time at school. The annual Student Entrepreneurship…
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Alnair Therapeutics Follows Polsky Path to String of Impressive Wins, $1M+ Funding Round

Momentum continues to build for Alnair Therapeutics, an oncology startup focused on developing a platform to better deliver drugs to hard-to-treat cancers. In June – the same month that…
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Innovating for Resilience: Polsky Center Launches ‘Resurgence’ Cleantech Accelerator

  The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of Resurgence, a new cleantech accelerator powered by Deep Tech Ventures. Polsky…
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A Distinguished Entrepreneur: Roopa Gandhi, MBA ’96, Talks How Sacrifice, a Refusal to Fail (and Luck) Led to Success

It was for an assignment at Chicago Booth that Roopa Gandhi, MBA ’96, first visualized her career as an entrepreneur. Next year, the company will be celebrating 25 years. “Sometimes…
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Build and Launch Accelerator Accepts 18 Teams for the 2023 Summer Program

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 18 startups selected to participate in the 2023 Polsky Accelerator, a competitive 10-week summer program open to…

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