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). The Phase II teams and descriptions can be found here. Top finalist teams from each region will compete for $100,000 in investment on Thursday, May 6, 2021. 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, May 7, via email. Be sure to subscribe to the Polsky Weekly 10 for updates.