Our Mission

Our Mission

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is bridging the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and research and impact through education, partnerships, and new venture creation.

OUR HISTORY

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation drives venture creation and technology commercialization within the University of Chicago and the surrounding community. Through education, partnerships, and new venture support, the Polsky Center advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and accelerates the commercialization of research. The Polsky Center helps students, faculty, staff, alumni, researchers and local entrepreneurs navigate the complex process of creating and growing a startup.

Polsky Accelerator Selects 18 Startups to Build and Launch Their Ventures

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 18 startups selected to participate in the 2022 Polsky Accelerator, a competitive 10-week summer program open all University…

OrisDX Wins 2022 New Venture Challenge with Saliva Test to Diagnose Oral Cancers

UPDATE: The investment totals have been updated to reflect additional investment made in the days following the winner announcement. A startup developing saliva-based diagnostics to screen for oral cancers and…

Twelve Startups to Vie for At Least $1M in Finals of Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 12 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 26th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture…

Meet the Teams Selected to Participate in the 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 30 teams selected to participate in Phase II of the 2022 Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge…

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