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Twelve Startups to Vie for At Least $1M in Finals of Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 12 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 26th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture…
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Seven Social Impact Startups To Compete in 2022 Social New Venture Challenge

Seven social impact startups will vie for investment June 1 at the 12th annual John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals. The finalists were selected from a record-breaking…
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UChicago Ranks Among Top 25 Institutions for Tech Transfer and Commercialization

A recent analysis entitled Research to Renewal: Advancing University Tech Transfer from Heartland Forward evaluated which universities are most adept at creating new knowledge and embedding it in their graduates…
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Six Finalists Advance to the 15th Anniversary Finals of the Global New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the six finalists who will compete in the 15th annual Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC), a startup accelerator and…
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Innovation through Academic-Industry Partnerships in Clinical Trials

The University of Chicago Medicine performs more clinical trials than any other hospital in Illinois – translating ground-breaking innovations into life-changing therapeutics for patients in need. Join UChicago Medicine on…
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Alumni New Venture Challenge Awards First Place to UNLISTED, a Startup Connecting Home Buyers with Off-Market Properties

The winner of the Polsky Center’s 4th annual Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is a Midwest startup that helps home buyers find their dream home with a secret weapon: cookies.…
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It’s High Season for New Venture Challenge Finals. Watch and Learn From the Startups Competing For Investment.

The end of spring quarter is high season for the New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center’s flagship accelerator program. From mid-May through early June, four of the five tracks of…
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10 Teams Participate in Polsky’s Spring 2022 I-Corps Program to Refine Market Fit for Novel Tech

Ten teams from across the University of Chicago were selected to participate in the spring 2022 I-Corps program with the goal of determining the commercial potential of their technologies. Supported…
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Cancer Detection, Oil Spill Cleanup, Quantum Computing, and a New Medical Device: Meet the Spring 2022 Innovation Fund Finalists

Four teams have been selected as finalists for the George Shultz Innovation Fund spring 2022 investment cycle – bringing to the forefront solutions for scaling quantum computers, sustainably cleaning oil…
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UChicago Spinout Acquired by Quantum Ecosystem Leader ColdQuanta

A University of Chicago quantum software spinout and Duality Cohort 1 participant, has been acquired by a global quantum ecosystem leader, ColdQuanta. is embedded in Argonne National Laboratory's…
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Small Business Spotlight: Larry’s Barber College Stays a Cut Above With New Walmart Shop

Angela Harvey had never cut hair before she enrolled in Larry’s Barber College. Her first time wielding clippers, after months of classroom instruction, “I was shaking like a leaf,” she…
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DeepTechU Day 3: Advice for Deep Tech Entrepreneurs, the Future of Immunotherapy, and Opportunities in Quantum

Day 3 of DeepTechU featured advice for entrepreneurs developing deep tech innovations, a look at the current and future immunotherapy market, and a Fireside Chat about growing the quantum…

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