Polsky Deep Tech Ventures

Polsky Deep Tech Ventures

Polsky Deep Tech Ventures draws on the University of Chicago’s leading research in the sciences, its robust national laboratory affiliations, and partnership with the top-ranked Booth School of Business.

Polsky Deep Tech Ventures is a full-spectrum accelerator and venture support organization dedicated to translating deep tech innovations into startups that bring life-saving, world-changing products and services to market.

Leveraging a cross-campus collaborative mindset, Polsky Deep Tech Ventures supports deep tech innovators from pre-ideation to sales and marketing and integrates Booth’s entrepreneurial training with a suite of intensive, domain-specific accelerators designed to highlight the University’s core competencies. In addition, a full spectrum of startup services, educational offerings, and various funding opportunities will position each startup for success.

BUILD and LAUNCH Summer Accelerators

BUILD and LAUNCH Summer Accelerators

The BUILD and LAUNCH Summer Accelerators give student teams the opportunity to work intensively and solely on their businesses and social enterprises in a collaborative and dynamic environment over th...
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THE PROTOTYPE FOR SUCCESS

THE PROTOTYPE FOR SUCCESS

The Prototype for Success program explores career paths at the intersection of business and emerging technologies.
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Polsky Science Innovation Fellows Program

Polsky Science Innovation Fellows Program

Students and post-docs evaluate high-potential technologies emerging out of University of Chicago research labs.
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Business Development Fellows

Business Development Fellows

Business Development (BD) Fellows act as business leads for selected deep tech ventures participating in the Polsky Center’s Compass Accelerator, a six-month program.
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Collaboratorium

Collaboratorium

The Collaboratorium unites UChicago students with researchers, technologists, and faculty who want to explore the commercialization opportunities and business applications of their work.
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George Shultz Innovation Fund

George Shultz Innovation Fund

The George Shultz Innovation Fund invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students.
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Innovation Fund Associates Program

Innovation Fund Associates Program

Students and post-docs receive robust training and perform diligence on innovation projects.
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Polsky I-Corps

Polsky I-Corps

Supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and run by the Polsky Center, the I-Corps program is specifically designed for participants working on projects related to the STEM (s...
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Science Commercialization Advisors

Science Commercialization Advisors

Science Commercialization Advisors provide the opportunity for industry experts and leaders to engage with UChicago researchers and ventures to help them determine their next step to commercialization...
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Duality

Duality

Duality is the first accelerator program in the US exclusively focused on supporting innovative quantum startups
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