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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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7 Mission-driven UChicago Teams to Compete for $150,000 at 2024 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge Finals

The following story was originally published by the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. Seven mission-driven teams with innovative ideas, including leveraging AI to aid career development, efficient…

Clinical Trials Software Startup Takes First Place at 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge Finals

Four startups received investment at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) finals. The ANVC, which launched in 2019, is the alumni track…

Bunny Blanco is Reviving a 2,000-Year-Old Drink of the Gods

“The world loves tequila and Mexican beer, so now it’s time for them to try the drink of the gods." During the reign of the Aztec empire, priests…

11 Startups to Compete for Over $1M in 28th Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is excited to announce the eleven teams advancing to the finals of the 28th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge…

Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) Announces 7 Finalists to Compete for more than $100,000 in Investments

Seven teams have been selected for the 17th annual Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) finals, taking place on Friday, May 31st. The GNVC is a track of the top-ranked…

8 Alumni-Led Startups to Compete in 2024 ANVC Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the eight finalist teams that will vie for investment in the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a…

New Fellowship Connects UChicago Students with Cleantech Startups

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced the inaugural cohort of the Resurgence Fellowship – a new program connecting students with startups in its…

How the University of Chicago is Innovating for a Sustainable Future

World IP Day 2024 is focused on exploring how IP encourages and can amplify solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. Specifically, the event – celebrated globally every year on…

9 Local Entrepreneurs Form Legal Businesses at Incorporation/Organization Day

Earlier this month the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted its second annual Incorporation/Organization Day, a unique event that connects West and South Side entrepreneurs with attorneys from local…

‘Corporate Collision’ Sparks New Connections and Industry Collaboration

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation last week brought together industry leaders to discover, connect, and collaborate with some of the nation’s top startups. “The Polsky Center has a…

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal Discusses Rebuilding the Country’s Economy at International House

In a conversation moderated by Institute of Politics director Heidi Heitkamp, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal discussed the impact of war on the country's economy, including his thoughts on…

Resurgence Startup ExPost Awarded $8M from DOE in Bid to Improve Battery Recycling

ExPost Technology, a participant in Cohort 1 of Resurgence, has been awarded $8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to support development of an advanced mobile machinery system for…

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