Event Recap //

fillow, the First All-Female Team to Be Named Winner of the CNVC, Takes Home $75,000

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC). The CNVC is the…
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Quevos Lands $200,000 Investment on ABC’s Shark Tank from KIND Snacks Founder Daniel Lubetzky

On Friday, January 22, Quevos, the egg white snack company, appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank, the reality show where entrepreneurs pitch their company to a team of celebrity investors (“sharks”)…
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CNVC Alum Quevos to Appear on Shark Tank on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST

Quevos cofounders, Nick Hamburger and Zack Schreier, will appear on ABC’s entrepreneurial reality show, Shark Tank, this Friday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST. In the pre-taped episode, the cofounders…
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The 10 Days of Polsky: Looking Back at 2020 

The past year was unlike any we've experienced before. Despite the many challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed focused on advancing our Polsky Center mission. …
Announcement //

Phase II Teams Selected for the 2021 College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has officially announced the 15 teams moving on to phase II of the 2021 College New Venture…
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Senator Klobuchar to Moderate ‘Kid Presidential Debate’ with UChicago Startup Debate It Forward

Debate It Forward (DIF), an education non-profit promoting healthy discourse in youth, this week is hosting its own "Kid Presidential Debate" moderated by former presidential candidate and University of Chicago…
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Honey-Sweetened ‘Nice Cream’ Expands Nationally, Gives Back to the Bees

When Jessica Gartenstein, AB ’17, and Erik Nadeau, AB ’18, entered the 2017 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), Frönen (formerly BeeNana) was just an idea. “We weren’t really thinking…
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A Look Inside the First Year of Business for CNVC ’19 Winner, podU

Wessam Abozeid, AB ’19, won the Polsky Center’s 2019 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) with his startup, podU, the world’s first platform for podcasts in Arabic. After winning the…
Member of the Month //

Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Devshi Mehrotra

Polsky member Devshi Mehrotra joined the Polsky Exchange as a first-year undergraduate at UChicago. Now, Mehrotra’s interests in entrepreneurship and technology have only deepened.
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Meet the Coolest New Startup Heating Up This Summer

Even though summer is quickly coming to an end, one Polsky Center startup is just getting started. Summertime in Chicago always boasts a busy lineup of outdoor food festivals,…

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