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Polsky Accelerator

Polsky Accelerator

Application & Eligibility

The Accelerator is open to all University of Chicago students from any division and recent alumni currently developing startup ventures. Ventures may be for-profit or not-for-profit.

Application
The application for the 2020 Polsky Accelerator is now open! Contact Crissy Ritter, Assistant Director of Experiential Entrepreneurship and Venture Support, at crissy.ritter@chicagobooth.edu with any questions.

Eligibility
The Polsky Accelerator is open to all University of Chicago students from any division and recent alumni, within five years of graduation, currently developing startup ventures. Ventures may be for-profit or not-for-profit.

Selection
All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee with consideration given to the stage of business, strength of the team, overall business idea, potential for growth during the summer, and current and past affiliation with the University of Chicago and its entrepreneurship programs.

The 2020 Polsky Accelerator is made possible thanks to the following donors:

A very special thank you to the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth and University of Chicago Career Services for supporting this program, as well as our donors Donna Frett Zarcone, MBA ’87; Zayo Group and The Caruso Foundation; and the Rudnick-Earle Fellowship, who have helped to make the Polsky Accelerator possible.

2019 Cohort

  • A’goVest
  • Apollo Foods
  • Business Services Collective
  • Digital Adventures
  • LeftBrain
  • Memento
  • Modern Reliance
  • Prepmedians
  • Snowball
  • Spott
  • Tharzen
  • Umbrella

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