curriculum

The entrepreneurship curriculum dates back to 1998 when the first course was offered at Chicago Booth. Today, the university offers a wide range of entrepreneurship courses, which pair the fundamentals of finance, economics, and strategy with innovative hands-on learning.

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Learn more about the entrepreneurship courses offered at Chicago Booth and find out which courses are open to students enrolled at the College and in other graduate programs.

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meet the Faculty

Meet the entrepreneurship faculty at Chicago Booth who rank among the top educators in the world.

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research

pushing entrepreneurship forward

Research conducted by the Polsky Center pushes entrepreneurship and innovation to new levels by investigating key sectors of the regional economy as well as functional areas to support growth.

Check out some of the latest research published by Polsky Center faculty and staff including new insights from Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Steven N. Kaplan.

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It’s High Season for New Venture Challenge Finals. Watch and Learn From the Startups Competing For Investment.

The end of spring quarter is high season for the New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center’s flagship accelerator program. From mid-May through early June, four of the five tracks of…
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Organ Transport Startup Wins First Place in UChicago’s College New Venture Challenge as Judges Dole out $150K in Investment to Undergrad-Led Teams at 10th Anniversary Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), which awarded $150,000 in investment to a diverse…
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Meet the Undergraduate Teams Competing in the 10th Annual College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 16 teams selected for the 2022 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), an undergraduate student startup accelerator marking its…
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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. …
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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…

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