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Mayor Lightfoot Addresses the Future of Chicago

During a fireside chat at the Economist’s Innovation Summit 2020, City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discussed the future of the city, including the opportunities and challenges to transforming…
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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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Can Entrepreneurship Help Revive Syria? This Polsky Center Leader is Training Teens in Business

Chicagoan Steve Lehmann has taken his expertise in early business development nearly 6,000 miles away to the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. His mission: to teach Syrian teens how to…
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UChicago, Northwestern University and JPMorgan Chase Join Forces To Grow Business And Jobs

Three-year partnership will fund new programs to support minority-owned business on south and west sides The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are beginning a three-year partnership to support the…
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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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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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Will Harnessing Big Data Finally Lead to a Cure for Cancer?

Could big data lead to the next breakthrough in cancer treatment? A major project from the University of Chicago is betting on it. Read more.
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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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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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