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Persistence in PE: Looking to Past Performance to Predict Future Success

A recently published research paper presents new evidence on the persistence of US private equity (PE) funds by examining cash-flow data from a large sample of institutional investors. “There’s been…
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New Biopharma Manufacturing Company Founded by Booth Alum Robert Nelsen Raises $800 Million

RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.) is a new company founded by University of Chicago Booth School of Business alum Robert Nelsen, MBA '87 – with a commitment to tackling some of…
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Two Booth Alums Named Among Private Equity’s ‘Most Influential Women of Today and Tomorrow’

The Wall Street Journal’s Private Equity Analyst has named two University of Chicago Booth School of Business alums, Katie Ossman, MBA '13, and Amy Christensen, MBA '11, to its…
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As Entrepreneurship at UChicago Picks Up, Booth Prof Takes on Organizing Role

Energy around entrepreneurship is picking up speed at University of Chicago, and not just at the Booth School of Business: The computer science department is hiring a professor to teach…
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With $4 Million in Funding, Kin Wants to Change How Homeowners Get Insured

Insurance is one of those markets where startups see an opportunity to apply new technologies and data to lower costs and improve the consumer experience. And Kin Insurance is one…
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City Club of Chicago: John Flavin, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John Flavin leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which drives the creation of new businesses at the University of Chicago and on Chicago’s South Side. In this role,…
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Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship Cohort Announced

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently announced the newest cohort of the Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3). PF3 is a resource available to graduating University of Chicago students…
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Chicago Booth Entrepreneurs Launch Startup to Halt Cervical Cancer

A team at Chicago’s Booth School of Business has won a competition for female MBA entrepreneurs with a startup idea seeking to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer through early…
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Natural Foods Simple Mills is Riding a Wave

Katlin Smith went on a mission to raise the bar for food ingredients, starting from her very own kitchen. She has developed crackers, cakes and cookies that are completely natural.…
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Polsky Center Funds Students Who Are “All In”

Scott Kitun holds an all hands on deck discussion about the UChicago Polsky Center. Entrepreneurship is now a top program at UChicago’s Booth School of Business. Associate Vice President for…
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Innovation Fund Invests $500,000 in Microbiome Research and Energy Companies

The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced plans to invest up to $500,000 into three companies—AVNovum, ClostraBio, and SwitchedSource—that are working in the health and energy fields, respectively. These latest…
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AMOpportunities Wins First Place in the 2017 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 21st annual Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC),…

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