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.

Currently, the Polsky Center is running the ANVC in six regions: Midwest (Chicago), East Coast (NYC), West Coast (Bay Area), Europe (London), Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong), and Latin America (São Paulo). Top finalist teams from each region will compete for $75,000 in investment on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Tune in live to watch the team compete. Throughout the day, the ANVC finalists will present to a panel of judges comprising of top investors, entrepreneurs, and others. Winners will be announced the following morning, September 25, via email. Be sure to subscribe to the Polsky Weekly 10 for updates.


ANVC Finals | September 24, 2020

8:00 a.m. | Welcome Remarks

8:10 a.m. | Pitches

Mamoru (Asia Pacific)
Tickendy (Asia Pacific)
Whitelab Genomics (Europe)

9:10 a.m. | Faculty Remarks

9:40 a.m. | Break

9:50 a.m. | Pitches

VYTA (Latin America)
Best Fleet (North America – East Coast)
NeuroPath (North America – Midwest)

11:10 a.m. | Break

11:20 a.m. | Pitches

Speeko (North America – Midwest)
Eco to Go (North America – West Coast)

12:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

12:20 p.m. | Judge Deliberations

2019 Winner

Congratulations to Care Advisors, winner of the inaugural 2019 Alumni New Venture Challenge. Founded by Christopher Gay, MBA ’09, Care Advisors helps hospitals get paid by automating the manual process of enrolling patients in Medicaid. The company is based in Chicago and the team won $65,000 at the Alumni New Venture Challenge finals, which were held on May 2, 2019 during Chicago Booth’s Alumni Reconnect Weekend.

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