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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…

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.

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…

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.…

How to Turn a Niche Idea into a Thriving Start-Up

“I love tax.” It is not a phrase you often hear, but Maria Scott, a former tax lawyer, found she had a penchant for the subject while studying law at…

Ascent’s Founder Wants to Help Finance Leaders Sleep Better at Night

For small businesses in highly scrutinized industries like financial services, keeping up with regulatory requirements can be a full-time job — and then some. Ascent, a Chicago-based regulatory technology company…

U. of C.’s Polsky Center Plans Big Expansion into New 20-Story Hyde Park Complex

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is planning to more than double its footprint, adding space in a proposed 20-story office and laboratory complex designed to…

Polsky Center Announces 2017 Summer Accelerator Cohort

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the latest cohort of the Polsky Accelerator, a 10-week intensive summer program designed for both for-profit and not-for-profit startups…

In Era of Research Cuts, Romance Blossoming Much Earlier Between Universities and Big Pharma

Engineering new pharmaceuticals is risky, achingly slow and astronomically expensive. While the estimates of how much it costs to get a drug into patients' hands vary and are often disputed,…

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…

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