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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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Seven Undergrad-Led Startups to Compete for Investment in 10th Anniversary Finals of the College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the seven finalists selected to compete in the 10th Anniversary Finals of the College New Venture Challenge (CNVC),…
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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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2020 Holiday Guide: 20 Polsky-Supported Businesses

As we near the end of 2020, the holiday season is officially here. While things will feel quite a bit different this year,…
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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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Quevos, the ‘Better for You’ Chip, Expands in the Snack Aisle

Nick Hamburger and his company, Quevos – a low-carb, high-protein egg white chip brand – are taking the world by storm. The idea arose from Hamburger’s original business partner…
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PODU, the First Arabic Podcast Platform, Wins $15,000 at the 2019 College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC).

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