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NVC, Booth Alum Startup Mindful Care Closes $2.7M Series A with Investment from UChicago

Bringing the urgent care model to the mental health industry, Mindful Care (formerly Mindful Urgent Care) has closed a $2.7 million oversubscribed Series A funding round – including an investment…
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Telemedicine Platform HeartScreen Wins $70,000 in 2021 Global New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Global New Venture Challenge, a startup accelerator and business…
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Phase II Teams Selected for the 2021 Global New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago has announced the 19 teams advancing to phase II of the 2021 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC).…
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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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Paire Health Wins First Place and $35,000 at the 2019 Global New Venture Challenge

Seven University of Chicago Booth School of Business executive MBA teams presented their business plans at the finals of the 2019 GNVC.
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Ukiyo Sparkling Sake and SurePromise Advance to the GNVC Finals as the 2019 Semifinals Come to a Close

Teams participating in the Hong Kong semifinals included ExpertEase, Fan Rice, Ukiyo Sparkling Sake, SoveNear, SurePromise (SPP), and STEORRA.
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Mindful Urgent Care and Verity Technologies advance to the GNVC Finals

On January 20, MBA teams from Chicago competed at the semi-finals of the 2018 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC). Waverly Deutsch, academic director for university-wide entrepreneurship content and professor for…
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Phase II Teams Selected for the Global New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has officially announced the 19 teams moving on to phase II of the…
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How to Turn a Niche Idea into a Thriving Start-Up

“I love tax.” It is not a phrase you often hear, but Maria Scott, a former tax lawyer, found she had a penchant for the subject while studying law at…

TAINA Wins First Place at the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge

On Thursday, March 16, seven executive MBA finalist teams presented their business plans at the finals of the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) in Chicago
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KinderMate, TAINA, and Tusome! Advance to GNVC Finals

On February 25, MBA teams competed at the semi-finals of the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) in London, England. Waverly Deutsch, clinical professor of entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth and…

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