As we continue to closely monitor Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and respond to the new and evolving situation, our goal is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. Until further notice, the Polsky Center will be facilitating the New Venture Challenge courses and programs virtually in accordance with the University of Chicago protocol.
The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is a newest track of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), a top accelerator program in the nation. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the ANVC supports all University of Chicago alumni who are in the process of launching early-stage ventures.
In 2019-20, the Polsky Center will host 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). University alumni who are interested in participating should attend the upcoming global Alumni NVC Application Preparation webinar on Monday. December 9, 2019. Applications will be due on Monday, January 6, 2020, semi-finals will be hosted in each regional hub, and the finals will be held in Chicago on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
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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