George Shultz Innovation Fund

George Shultz Innovation Fund


Managed by the Polsky Center, the George Shultz Innovation Fund invests in promising startups from an ecosystem that includes the University of ChicagoArgonne National LaboratoryFermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory. The mission of the George Shultz Innovation Fund is to help researchers turn their innovations into ventures that advance cutting-edge technologies, generate significant financial returns, and create lasting impact for humankind.

>> In Memoriam: George Pratt Shultz, 1920–2021

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To date, the George Shultz Innovation Fund has invested $7.8 million in 61 companies that have gone on to raise $210 million in follow-on funding. Companies launched with the fund’s support include ExplORer Surgical, Corvidia, ClostraBio, and Super.Tech. See a full list of our portfolio companies here.

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