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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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Phase II Teams Selected for the 17th Annual Global New Venture Challenge

  22 teams from across the world are advancing to Phase II of the Polsky Center’s 2024 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). The GNVC is the global track…

Two UChicago Startups Receive Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The George Shultz Innovation Fund (fall 2023 cycle) has awarded $200,000 to NetMicroscope and $150,000 to CellCipher to further develop their work. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and…

New PET Scan Tech to Expand Patient Access, Improve Early Disease Detection

Innovation out of the University of Chicago reduces the radiation levels and high costs associated with PET scans – enabling routine screening for the early detection of disease. Currently, PET…

Polsky Center Pilots Proof-of-Concept Fund to Accelerate Tech Commercialization

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched a new “Proof-of-Concept Fund” to support University of Chicago researchers in de-risking early-stage technologies. “By providing funding to bridge the gap…

Building a Winning Culture Should be a Key Part of Your Intentional Business Strategy

The following article was written by Ellen Rudnick, senior adviser and adjunct professor for entrepreneurship at Booth, and originally published in Crain's Chicago Business on January 15, 2024. Read the…

Small Business Spotlight: 103 Collection Connects Beauty with Nature

Things in life often don’t just line up perfectly. But for Melinda Herron, founder of 103 Collection – an eco-beauty company rooted in nature – the inspiration for her…

For Startup Founders, This is the Classic Dilemma

The following article was written by Dr. Steven Gould, consulting director for Polsky Science Ventures, and originally published in Crain's Chicago Business on December 18, 2023. Read the original article…

This is Your License to Innovate: UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab Showcase New Tech

“We have a recipe for the extraordinary – and the opportunities are endless,” said Juan de Pablo, Executive Vice President for Science, Innovation, National Laboratories, and Global Initiatives at…

Meet the Six Early-Stage Companies that are Part of Resurgence Cohort 1

In October, the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in partnership with the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, announced the launch of Resurgence, a new cleantech…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Blaze Power

Team Members Sagar Pande – Cofounder and CEO Dr. Arun Kumar – Cofounder and CTO What does your company do? Blaze Power is championing the power of…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: C+UP

Team Members Hamed Heidari, PhD – Founder and CEO. Prof. Mohammad Asadi – Cofounder and CTO What does your company do? C+UP's breakthrough carbon capture utilization technology…

Meet the Resurgence Cohort 1 Startups: Natural Science, LLC

Team Members Arden Warner – Cofounder and partner, scientist, and inventor of the technology John Nelson – Cofounder and partner, business development, logistic and operations Gary Cullen – Partner,…

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