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Alumni New Venture Challenge Awards First Place to UNLISTED, a Startup Connecting Home Buyers with Off-Market Properties

The winner of the Polsky Center’s 4th annual Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is a Midwest startup that helps home buyers find their dream home with a secret weapon: cookies.…
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It’s High Season for New Venture Challenge Finals. Watch and Learn From the Startups Competing For Investment.

The end of spring quarter is high season for the New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center’s flagship accelerator program. From mid-May through early June, four of the five tracks of…
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Eight Alumni-Led Startups to Compete in 2022 ANVC Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the eight finalist teams that will vie for investment in the 2022 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a…
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Alumni New Venture Challenge Selects 25 Startups for 2022 Contest

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 25 startups accepted into the 2022 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a global competition dedicated to supporting all…
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DeepTechU Day 1: Experts Talk Streamlining Tech Transfer, Accelerating Startup Success, and the Importance of Making Connections

Juan de Pablo, Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation, and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, kicked off the first day of DeepTechU – which attracted…
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Phase II Teams Selected for the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the 28 teams advancing to phase II of the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC),…
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The 10 Days of Polsky: Looking Back at 2020 

The past year was unlike any we've experienced before. Despite the many challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed focused on advancing our Polsky Center mission. …
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Applications for the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge Due January 5

Alumni of the University of Chicago have the opportunity to once again get support from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) is returning…
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ANVC Alum Safe Rate Launches New ‘Coffee Chat’ and Closes Total $3 Million in Mortgage Loans

University of Chicago Booth School of Business alums Dylan Hall, MBA ’13, and Shima Rayej, MBA ’13, launched Safe Rate in 2018. The company offers a mortgage that doesn’t…
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$1 Million Gift from Booth Alumnus Leon Wagner, MBA ’77

New gift will establish the Alumni Venture Support Fund at the Polsky Center and support the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership.
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UChicago Alumni From Around the Globe Pitch for Investment at 2020 ANVCs

The Polsky Center is pleased to invite you to the 2020 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), the alumni track of the nationally-ranked Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge,…
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Phase II Teams Selected for the 2020 Alumni New Venture Challenge

  The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 29 teams advancing to Phase II of the 2020 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a new…

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