Polsky Global

Polsky Global

Current Polsky Center resources that are available to our global audience include:

Global New Venture Challenge

The Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) brings the New Venture Challenge business competition to Booth Executive MBA students worldwide. Over 80 coaches, judges, panelists, and speakers participate on our Chicago, London, and Hong Kong campuses.

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The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is the fifth track of the top-ranked New Venture Challenge (NVC) program and is open to all University of Chicago alumni. The program is operated in 6 global regions – North America – Midwest, North America – East Coast, North America – West Coast, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific.

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Startup Summer provides stipends for incoming Booth students to intern at a Booth-led startup (at no cost of the startup). Interested startups are asked to submit an eligibility survey in winter 2022, and internships take place in summer 2022.

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Entrepreneurs-in-residence (EIRs) and investors-in-residence (IIRs) provide students with access to seasoned practitioners in entrepreneurship and investing. They are available for one-on-one meetings by appointment, in addition to hosting workshops for students and the larger UChicago community. We currently have one global entrepreneur-in-residence who is dedicated to helping support students and alumni outside of the US. We are working to expand our global entrepreneurs-in-residence offering. If you are interested in meeting with an EIR or IIR, please submit an appointment request here. To learn more about the Polsky Center’s EIRs, IIRs, and Mentors based in Chicago, please visit our mentorship page.

For Executive MBA students that would like to meet with the Chicago-based EIRs, IIRs, and mentors, please reach out to your respective Career Management Coach to learn how to setup a virtual appointment.


The Polsky Center’s Mentorship Program provides access to a variety of carefully curated entrepreneurs and experts from a wide range of industries. You can sign up to receive our weekly mentorship emails here. A sample mentorship email can be found here.


Polsky On Demand is an online portal that provides access to some of Polsky’s world-class business and entrepreneurship educational workshops for free.


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