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Innovating Hydrogen Trading: Blackcurrant Counts Another Win as the 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund Awardee

Blackcurrant adds to its accolades as the winner of the spring cycle of the 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund – a win that follows its New Venture Challenge success and…
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Blackcurrant: An Online Marketplace for Alternative Fuel

A startup in the inaugural cohort of Transform, a data science and AI accelerator, Blackcurrant is looking to accelerate its aggressive growth strategy and capitalize on opportunities for federal funding.…
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Four Startups Advance to Spring 2023 George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals

Four startups innovating in the life sciences, energy, healthcare IT, and medical device spaces will each vie for up to $250,000 in co-investment as finalists in the Spring 2023 cohort…
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UChicago’s Transform Accelerator for Data Science and Emerging AI Startups Announces Inaugural Cohort

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Data Science Institute today announced the inaugural cohort of its new accelerator, Transform. Housed within the new Deep Tech…
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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…
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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…

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