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Polsky On Demand – an online portal that provides access to some of Polsky’s world-class business and entrepreneurship educational workshops for free. Browse our digital library below for educational content around entrepreneurship essentials, small business workshops, entrepreneurship through acquisition (ETA), and much more!


ETA Insider Podcast series features all things related to entrepreneurship through acquisition. Where Are They Now? delves into the entrepreneurial journeys of several startups to mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked startup accelerator at the University of Chicago.

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Kin Insurance: How Passion and a Focus on Doing Good Gave Rise to Chicago’s Latest Unicorn

Sean Harper, AB ’03, MBA ’09, knew his passion from an early age. “Going back to high school, I was the kid who was reading Milton Friedman while programming…
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Small Business Spotlight: Amazing Edibles Catering Has Been Serving Great Food and Good Times For 30 Years

  Andrea Herrera started Amazing Edibles Catering three decades ago, growing it from a small storefront with just a chef and herself to a thriving business with a 5,000-square-foot kitchen…
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UChicago Talent, Programming Proves Itself as a Cornerstone of Illinois’ Quantum Success

Illinois is a top state for deals made by quantum startups and ranks fifth in the nation for active quantum patents, according to a recent report from the World Business…
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The Startup Connection: Researchers and Business Students Meet at Fall Collaboratorium

Connecting researchers with business expertise, the Fall 2023 Collaboratorium will feature teams participating in the Polsky I-Corps program in addition to startups from the Transform and Duality accelerators. The…
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‘A Great Formula for Success’: Booth Alum Jennifer Fried Named CEO of Another UChicago Startup

An early-stage healthcare investor, founder, and operator, Chicago Booth alum Jennifer Fried, MBA ‘15, has taken on a new role – with a familiar path – at the helm of…
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Transform Accelerator Announces Data Science and AI Startups Selected for Cohort 2

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Data Science Institute today announced the seven early-stage companies accepted into the second cohort of its Transform accelerator for…
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Innovations in Quantum: Researchers and Technologies at the University of Chicago

University of Chicago researchers are advancing innovations in every discipline – leading the development of cutting-edge technologies and conducting field-defining research for the betterment of humankind. For this feature,…
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Polsky Center I-Corps Teams Test Commercialization Potential of Research

The Polsky I-Corps program helps scientists, researchers, and students test the commercial potential of their research and ideas. Supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the…
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Small Business Spotlight: Anthos Training Clubs Brings Personability to Personal Training

“Two things really set us apart from other gyms,” says Shaka Mitchell, co-founder and company director of Anthos Training Clubs in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. “First would be our understanding…
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Startups to Receive Additional Support through ‘Opportunity Zones’ Programming

The Polsky Center, on behalf of the Duality quantum startup accelerator and the Polsky Exchange, has been approved for the Chicagoland Opportunity Zones Consortium’s (COZC) technical assistance initiative. Opportunity Zones…
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Flu Antibodies Developed at UChicago Advance with Fast-Track Grant

Antibodies developed at the University of Chicago, which target a wide variety of influenza strains, are being commercialized by Celdara Medical. The antibodies were patented by the Polsky Center for…

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