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ETA Spotlight // Andrei Papayanopulos, MBA ’14, Cofounder of Arpa Capital

Andrei Papayanopulos started at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with the aspiration to raise a venture capital fund in his native Mexico, where at the time, he…
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Multifunctional Nanomedicine Developed Using Novel UChicago Tech Gets FDA Nod to Initiate Clinical Trials

Coordination Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPI) recently announced that the FDA has approved the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application to initiate a first-in-human Phase 1 clinical study of its novel cancer…
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Kin Insurance To Go Public, Expand Nationally, With Aim to Save Homeowners Time and Money

Kin Insurance this week announced plans to go public and expand across the U.S., supercharging its efforts to make homeowners insurance more convenient and affordable by cutting out the agent.…
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Duality Quantum Accelerator Accepts Six Startups into Inaugural Cohort

Duality, the nation’s first accelerator exclusively for quantum companies, has accepted six startups for Cohort 1. Duality is led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University…
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Polsky Announces 2021 Founders Fund Fellows, Who Receive Support While Working Full-Time on Their Ventures

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Polsky Founders Fund Fellowship (PF3), a resource for graduating students who are committed to…
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Booth’s Student Entrepreneurship Awards Honor Budding Leaders in Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Private Equity

Chicago Booth last month recognized six outstanding MBA students who demonstrated leadership in entrepreneurship, venture capital or private equity during their time at school. The annual Student Entrepreneurship Awards…
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Polsky Accelerator Debuts Two Tracks — Build and Launch — and Selects 17 Teams Amid Soaring Applications for the Summer Program

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 17 teams selected to participate in the 2021 Polsky Accelerator, a competitive 10-week summer program that for the…
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Special Report >> Immunoengineering Deep Dive: What It Is and Why It Matters to the Future of Fighting Disease

In this special report, presented in part with the Immunoengineering 2021 conference and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation explores work from across the University of…
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UChicago Grants InFlectis BioScience Exclusive Rights to a Potential New Class of Therapies for Neuromuscular Diseases

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has granted InFlectis BioScience rights to use a patented family of small molecules for the treatment of neuromuscular diseases. Per…

University of Chicago’s Polsky Center Appoints Chuck Vallurupalli to Lead Duality, Preeti Chalsani Named Deputy Director

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has appointed Chuck Vallurupalli, MBA ’05, as the inaugural senior director of Duality, the first accelerator program in…
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Esya Labs and HeioThera Receive $250,000 Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The 2021 Spring Cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund has invested $250,000 in both Esya Labs and HeioThera – and this number will increase as they solidify additional funding.…
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Drug Delivery, Diagnostics, AI Applications Among 10 Projects in the Spring 2021 I-Corps Cohort

Ten teams are participating in the spring 2021 cohort of the Polsky I-Corps program – a highly experiential, 7-week-long program to empower scientists, researchers, and students to test the commercial…

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