UChicago Innovation Fest celebrates pioneering discovery and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago. Led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the month of events, workshops and accelerator programs, including the globally recognized Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, highlights the breadth and impact of innovation at UChicago in the areas of entrepreneurship and research commercialization, scientific advancements, and social impact.
Additional capstone 2018 events included a panel of Chicago Booth alumni discussing the cross-disciplinary formula for a successful venture moderated by Fast Company, a Facebook Live event discussing the end of online privacy, a research computing symposium on how to solve societal challenges with artificial intelligence, and five faculty-led teams competing for up to $500,000 in early-stage venture capital investment at the UChicago Innovation Fund spring cycle finals. This year, UChicago Innovation Fest concluded with UChicago Alumni Weekend, a four-day program featuring over 100 events for alumni and their families with the theme of entrepreneurship and innovation.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next UChicago Innovation Fest will take place May 1-June 6, 2019. The University of Chicago invites all members of the Chicagoland community and across the world to experience the innovation, cutting-edge research, and entrepreneurial activities happening as part UChicago Innovation Fest 2019. More details will be forthcoming.