Supply Chain Software Startup Takes First Place at 2024 NVC as Judges Award Record-Breaking $1.9M in Total Investments

FreshX, a startup developing a supply chain software which helps food companies and freight brokers easily book and manage cold chain transportation and storage, has won first place in…

11 Startups to Compete for Over $1M in 28th Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is excited to announce the eleven teams advancing to the finals of the 28th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge…

30 Teams Advance to Phase II of the 2024 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

Today, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation announced the 30 Phase II teams advancing in the 2024 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the University of…

Alnair Therapeutics Follows Polsky Path to String of Impressive Wins, $1M+ Funding Round

Momentum continues to build for Alnair Therapeutics, an oncology startup focused on developing a platform to better deliver drugs to hard-to-treat cancers. In June – the same month that…

Oncology Startup Takes Home First Place at 2023 NVC as Judges Award $1.4M in Total Investment

  Alnair Therapeutics, a startup developing a platform technology to improve the delivery of drugs to difficult-to-treat cancers, has won first place in the 27th Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71,…

Ten Startups Will Compete for Over $1M in Finals of 27th Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 10 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 27th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture…

25 Teams Advance to Phase II of the 2023 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71 New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 25 Phase II teams advancing in the 2023 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), the…

3 Startups Awarded $200,000 Each to Build Out Teams, Launch Novel Products

Flow Medical, Lismikro, and OrisDX each have been awarded a $200,000 co-investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund to further develop their technologies. Managed by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship…

AI, Life Sciences, Quantum Tech to Get Boost as Part of the Compass Accelerator’s Latest Cohort

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce that six teams have been selected for the latest cohort of Compass, a deep tech accelerator program for University…

OrisDX Wins 2022 New Venture Challenge with Saliva Test to Diagnose Oral Cancers

UPDATE: The investment totals have been updated to reflect additional investment made in the days following the winner announcement. A startup developing saliva-based diagnostics to screen for oral cancers and…

Twelve Startups to Vie for At Least $1M in Finals of Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 12 teams selected to advance to the finals of the 26th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture…

Celebrating Black in Tech: Insight and Advice from Black Startup Founders

Jasmine Shells, MBA '21, founded her startup in Chicago with the intention of building it in Chicago as well. But when it came time to raise money, the checks…

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