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…

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…

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),…

Americas Online Alternative Finance Market Grows to $35 Billion in 2016

CHICAGO (May 25, 2017) - The alternative finance market continued to grow across the United States (US), Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2016 to a total…

These Are the 11 Startups Competing in UChicago’s 2017 New Venture Challenge

A nail care startup, cloud infrastructure platform and non-invasive, self-administered HPV test are among the student ventures that will compete in the finals of the University of Chicago’s 2017 New…

Finalists Named for the 2017 New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 11 teams moving on to the finals of the New…

Living the Silicon Valley Dream. In Chicago.

I’m from California. I love sunshine, hiking trails and blueberries in the winter. So in late 2015, when my company, Tovala, was accepted into Y Combinator after two years of…

Polsky Center Leader Starr Marcello Testifies Before Congress

Starr Marcello, executive director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, testified before the United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The hearing,…

Women in STEM: Nancy Harvey

Nancy Harvey, Managing Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Chicago, discusses how she got her start, the mission of the Center and tips…

Machine Learning Summit to Unite Futuristic Tech-makers with Investors

Inventors, major companies and venture capitalists will unite next week for the first Chicago Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit. Representatives from Google, IBM Watson, Microsoft and some of Chicago’s top…

Global Private Equity Challenge Winner Announced

They came, they saw, and, they conquered. For the second year in a row, Chicago Booth was awarded first place of the Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge for their…

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