Innovating for Resilience

Program Support

Funding & Resources:

  • $30,000 in funding to support startup activities.
  • Entrepreneurial and business training from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Mentorship from top business, technical, and domain experts.
  • Designated workspace with access to the Polsky Exchange.
  • Access to premier facilities (subject to approval) and expertise from the University of Chicago’s ecosystem, including its partner institutions.
  • Access to student talent from Booth School of Business and other divisions of the University.
  • Opportunities to connect with strategic partners, end users, service providers, and investors through curated events and introductions.
  • “Demo Day” with prize pool with audience of investors, industry partners, and mentors.

Access to a Cleantech Innovation Network:

Companies accepted into Resurgence will have access to infrastructure, initiatives, and thought leaders across Chicago and the surrounding region. Among this is field-defining expertise at the University of Chicago and its partner institutions, such as Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and others*. Through access to this broad network, Resurgence connects innovators with resources to drive meaningful change in the cleantech ecosystem.

*Access is subject to approval by the relevant facility and compliance with its policies and procedures


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