Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC)

Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC)

OVERVIEW
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Launched in 1996, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) is recognized as one of the top-ranked accelerator programs in the nation. Through the NVC, the Polsky Center has graduated more than 370 startup companies and created thousands of jobs for the economy. NVC startups have raised more than $1.2 billion in funding and achieved more than $8.5 billion in mergers and exits. Companies launched through the NVC include household names such as Grubhub, Braintree/Venmo, and Simple Mills. The Rattan L. Khosa First-Place Prize, in addition to other specialized prizes and awards, are announced at the Polsky Innovation Showcase immediately following the finals.

The NVC application deadline is January 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. CT (no exceptions). Application will be available at a later date. Check back soon!

2022 Winner:

Congratulations to OrisDX, winner of the 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge! OrisDX, a startup developing saliva-based diagnostics to screen for oral cancers and pre-cancers, received the Rattan L. Khosa First-Place Prize, totaling $640,000 in investment.

OrisDX wins 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

 

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