Polsky Founders' Circles

Polsky Founders' Circles


  • Founders must be UChicago alums
  • Companies must be in operation for at least 1 year
  • The early-stage ventures circle is for pre-revenue companies
  • The circle for growth-stage ventures must have ~$1M in revenue and at least 15 employees
  • Founders must be able to commit to attending all virtual meetings (October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, and March 12)


  • The application deadline for both the Early-Stage Circle and Growth-Stage Circle is Thursday, August 29, 2024 by 3:00 p.m. CT. The application will be available on June 1, 2024.

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