Fund your startup
Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory compete for up to $250,000 in proof-of-concept capital. NOTE: You must create an account through YouNoodle.
Real World VC Experience
Associates perform deep diligence on the most compelling new ventures being built across our ecosystem.
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.