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Esya Labs and HeioThera Receive $250,000 Investment from the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The 2021 Spring Cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund has invested $250,000 in both Esya Labs and HeioThera – and this number will increase as they solidify additional funding.…
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Compass Teams Gain ‘Clarity of Focus,’ Investor-Ready Pitches, and a ‘Deep Network of Experts’

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s recently-launched Compass accelerator program has concluded its second cohort, which featured four teams working on developing deep tech with applications in various industries.…
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Three Teams Selected for Spring 2021 George Shultz Innovation Fund

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the companies selected for the 2021 spring cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund. The program…
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Polsky Center Hires Christine Karslake, MBA ’95, to Manage University of Chicago’s Portfolio of Science and Technology Ventures

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has hired Christine Karslake, PhD, MBA ’95, as Managing Director of Polsky Science Ventures. In this newly created…
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NanoPattern Technologies, ReAx Biotechnologies Receive $150,000 Each to Commercialize Research

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has chosen two companies – NanoPattern Technologies and ReAx Biotechnologies – to invest in as part of the…
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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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UChicago Startup Super.tech Among Latest Partners to Join the Chicago Quantum Exchange

The Chicago Quantum Exchange has added six new partners in technology, finance, manufacturing, and consulting to its community, including a Polsky-supported startup, Super.tech. Founded by Pranav Gokhale, a recent University…
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Polsky Center Announces 2020 Fall Cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the companies selected for this year’s fall cohort of the George Shultz Innovation Fund. The program…
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Detecting and Monitoring Disease Using DNA-Nanotechnology

Advanced imaging probes are enabling University of Chicago researchers to predict patient responsivity to therapeutics and monitor the progression of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease and several other…
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Patent of the Week: Treating, Preventing Bacterial Infections

Every year, at least 2.8 million people in the US get an antibiotic-resistant infection – and more than 35,000 people die, according to the CDC. In this week’s featured…

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