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NVC@25 Fireside Chat: Ben & Frank Cofounder Mariana Castillo

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan ’71 New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a series of fireside chats with alums…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // April 9

First quantum startup accelerator | Punchh acquired for $500M | UChicago's COVID-19 treatment research
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Esya Labs Supports Drug Discovery Efforts at Novartis: ‘This is Only the Beginning,’ says CEO

Esya Labs, which is developing several ground-breaking novel research assays, today has announced that Novartis is among the first companies to use its technology. Novartis, a global healthcare company, has…
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NVC Alum Lighten Helps Mourners Plan Virtual Funerals. How Will It Pivot Post-Pandemic?

When Alexandra Koys’ uncle died, about four years ago, she took charge of the funeral planning to relieve her grief-stricken mother of the burden. She didn’t like her options:…
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Nation’s First Quantum Startup Accelerator, Duality, Launches at UChicago’s Polsky Center and Chicago Quantum Exchange

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation that is…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // April 2

Pyxis raises $152M | Inflammatix raises $102M | UChicago invests $500K in K4 Mobility
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K4 Mobility Lands $500,000 from UChicago to Improve Maritime Internet

K4 Mobility, a company making it easier to get internet service at sea, received $500,000 from the University of Chicago’s Startup Investment Program as part of a $5.7 million Series…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // March 26

Alums raise $30M, $3.5M, $1M | A quantum startup's story | New Inno Fund teams
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Three Teams Selected for Spring 2021 George Shultz Innovation Fund

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the companies selected for the 2021 spring cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund. The program…
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UChicago, Argonne, and Fermilab Look to Transform the Water Industry

The University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) anchor the Midwest as a hub for water innovation with state-of-the-art research facilities and innovative technologies. “To…
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Polsky Weekly 10 // March 19

Switched Source receives $8.56M | Open Water named fastest growing biz in Midwest | Booth entrepreneurs lead new VC firm  

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