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Social New Venture Challenge Awards Record $175K in Investment

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are pleased to announce the winners…
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16 Teams Advance in the 2021 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge

This week, 16 teams advanced to the next round of the 2021 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). With the announcement, teams move on to Phase II of…
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BallotReady to Reach 50 Million Voters in All 50 States

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 since the 2016 election, and 63% of Americans ages 18 - 29 plans to vote in the 2020 General Election, according…
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We Need to Change, Chicago’s Startup Funders Say

Alex Niemczewski, AB '09, founder and CEO of BallotReady, speaks on the issues that women founders face in Chicago's startup scene. Read the full article >>
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BallotReady Raises $1.5M to Expand Its Voter Guide Platform Nationwide

BallotReady announced that it has raised $1.5M in a seed round that will help the company expand its service to all 50 states by the fall midterm elections. Investors in…
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18 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2018

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20 in Their 20s 2017

Crain's 20 in their 20's | 2017 features BallotReady co-founders Alex Niemczewski and Aviva Rosman. Read their profile here.
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5 Ways to Make Your Voice Heard in the Healthcare Reform Debate

Republicans in the House of Representatives recently unveiled their new healthcare plan, the American Health Care Act, which is intended to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.…
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Voter Education Platform BallotReady Will Expand to All 50 States by 2018

BallotReady, the voter education platform cofounded by Aviva Rosman and Alex Niemczewski out of University of Chicago, is ready to be the go-to voting guide across 50 states by 2018.…
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Polsky Center Receives $30,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Female STEM Entrepreneurs

Yesterday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that the University of Chicago was one of eight Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) sites and nodes across the nation that have been selected…
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Dishing Up Dinner and Fixing Democracy: These Were Our Favorite Launches in 2016

It's been a crazy year, Chicago! As December rapidly draws to a close, we wanted to take some time to look back and consider some of our favorite company and…
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Breaking Down the Election With BallotReady

On this week’s podcast, Karis heads to the Polsky Exchange North in Hyde Park to catch up with Aviva Rosman and Alex Niemczewski, cofounders of BallotReady, a voter education platform…

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