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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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This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen their power remained unaffected, or experienced…
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9 Startups in Chicago Disrupting the Wedding Industry

Now that we’re halfway through July, odds are you’ve been to at least one wedding this year, and likely have more to go. Weddings are a roughly $50 billion industry…
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Taste Test: The Oven That Makes Dinner Without You

Attention, people too tuckered out to make dinner and anyone who eats way too much Chipotle: There’s now an oven that will cook you a fresh meal—pretty much on its…
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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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Expansión Selects 10 Finalists for 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Initiative

On Friday, June 30, the Spanish-language news portal CNN Expansión announced the ten finalist companies for their “Entrepreneur of the Year” initiative. Seeking to recognize the companies and entrepreneurs who…
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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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On its 50th Birthday, Fermilab Announces More of What It Has Done Best

One of two national laboratories located in Chicago’s backyard, Fermilab is located about 40 miles west of the city in Batavia, Illinois. Known just as much for its particle accelerators…
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Home Chef, Remote Year Founders Among Winners at EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Two notable Chicago startup founders were just given a big nod for their entrepreneurial endeavors. Patrick Vihtelic, founder and CEO of Home Chef, and Greg Caplan, founder and CEO of…

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