Finalists named for the 2017 New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 11 teams moving on to the finals of the New Venture Challenge. The Polsky Center’s premier start-up launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), is designed to help student teams turn their ideas into viable businesses.

This year's finalists are listed below: 

4women will offer a non-invasive, self-administered HPV test.

AMOpportunities is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book U.S. clinical experiences.

Banyan is a B2B local food e-commerce platform that makes it easier, cheaper and more efficient for buyers and sellers to transact in local foods by automating repetitive tasks, digitizing cash flows, and making local distribution more efficient.

ClostraBio is a discovery and preclinical stage pharmaceutical company developing safe, clinically effective therapies for patients whose life-threatening allergies limit their quality of life.

EZZA is nail care tailored for modern, professional women.

Lancealot is a marketplace and tool kit to help organizations and individuals connect with freelance video creators and manage their collaborations.

Part Analytics is a cloud based analytics platform that takes structured, unstructured, public and private data to provide actionable insights for Procurement and Engineering professionals in electronics industry.

Phyt Solutions is dedicated to improving human movement and quality of life by providing physical therapists and other movement professionals with products offering variety and efficiency at affordable prices.

SmarterCloud’s mission is to enable growth and mature stage enterprises to better control their cloud infrastructure.

Switched Source is an early stage start-up commercializing power electronics solutions for utilities.

TAINA helps financial institutions comply with tax transparency regulations by digitizing and automatically validating the hundreds of millions of tax-related forms they must process annually saving costs and reducing the risk of fines.