Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC)

Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC)


The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is the track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge supporting all University of Chicago alumni who are in the process of launching early-stage ventures. The ANVC supports alumni from across the globe. Top finalist teams will compete for $100,000 in investment during the Finals event on May 16, 2024.

The ANVC application deadline is January 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT (no exceptions). 

2024 Winners

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners.

// First Place ($55,000): UpTrials

UpTrials is an AI-enabled software to help clinical research employers hire, upskill, and supercharge their workforce.

  • Team Lead: Renuka Agarwal, MBA ’18

// Second Place ($70,000): Familial

Familial is a digital app that gives families peace of mind by making holistic long-term planning easier and more collaborative.

  • Team Lead: Eleanor Jacobs, MBA ’22

// Third Place ($20,000): Panacea

Panacea’s SaaS platform automates the workflows of care managers to address gaps in geriatric patient care and improve chronic disease outcomes. It assists care managers in overseeing every aspect of patient care, from care coordination to medication adherence.

  • Team Lead: Ariadne Souroutzidis, MBA ’20

// Fourth Place ($15,000): p!ng

p!ng is the first zero-wait coffee drive-thru, powered by true end-to-end fulfillment automation and machine learning.

  • Team Lead: Jane Lo, MBA ’09

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