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Nation’s First Quantum Startup Accelerator, Duality, Launches at UChicago’s Polsky Center and Chicago Quantum Exchange

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange today announced the launch of Duality, the first accelerator program in the nation that is…
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Pandemic Contactless Check-In Demand Leads to Milestone for NVC Alum Lynx

Lynx has distributed one million digital keys. Cofounded by Chicago Booth School of Business alum Dipen Gala, MBA ’16, Lynx makes it easier for property managers to rent out…
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Navigating Startup Success: Polsky Launches the ‘Compass,’ a New Deep Tech Accelerator Program

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently launched the Compass – a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies. “Backed by a 25-year history of…
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Polsky Center Names 13 Companies Participating in the 2019 Summer Accelerator Program

The latest cohort of the Polsky Accelerator, a 10-week intensive summer program designed for both for-profit and not-for-profit startups, is announced.
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Reflecting on From the Ground Up

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This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen their power remained unaffected, or experienced…
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9 Startups in Chicago Disrupting the Wedding Industry

Now that we’re halfway through July, odds are you’ve been to at least one wedding this year, and likely have more to go. Weddings are a roughly $50 billion industry…
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Polsky Center Announces 2017 Summer Accelerator Cohort

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the latest cohort of the Polsky Accelerator, a 10-week intensive summer program designed for both for-profit and not-for-profit startups…
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Seven Rising Fashion Startups That Will Help You Dress Better (With a Tech Twist)

The fashion industry in Chicago, already smaller than its coastal counterparts, was hobbled further with the budget cuts to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) last year,…
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Polsky Center Leader Starr Marcello Testifies Before Congress

Starr Marcello, executive director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, testified before the United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The hearing,…
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UChicago-Founded Menswear Startup Has a Kickstarter Success on Day One

In less than 12 hours last week, a Chicago-based menswear fashion startup exceeded twice its funding goal of $15,000. The Kickstarter for Portefini’s first product, the Everyday Blazer, launched Nov.…

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