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Chicago Inno //

This UChicago Startup is Developing a Cure for Food Allergies

Chances are we all know someone allergic to any one of either milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish, which are the eight most common type of food allergens. Close to 6 million…

Chicago Tribune //

Can Entrepreneurship Help Revive Syria? This Polsky Center Leader is Training Teens in Business

Chicagoan Steve Lehmann has taken his expertise in early business development nearly 6,000 miles away to the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. His mission: to teach Syrian teens how to launch startups…

Chicago Inno //

This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen their power remained unaffected, or experienced that your pow…

Chicago Inno //

25 Chicago Startups That Are Fighting Cancer

There are more than 100 types of cancer, and about 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. The number of people…

Polsky Center //

Innovation Fund invests $500,000 in microbiome research and energy companies

The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced plans to invest up to $500,000 into three companies—AVNovum, ClostraBio, and SwitchedSource—that are working in the health and energy fields, respec…

Polsky Center //

AMOpportunities Wins First Place in the 2017 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 21st annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), a top-ranke…

Crain's //

20 In Their 20s 2017

Crain’s 20 in their 20’s | 2017 features BallotReady co-founders Alex Niemczewski and Aviva Rosman. Read their profile here.

Chicago Inno //

10 Illinois Green Tech Startups to Watch

An ecosystem flourishes when good ideas, money to fund those ideas, and talent to fill those jobs all exist in the same place at the same time. In Chicago, the seeds for a clean energy ecosystem have…

Crain's //

What’s Up Your Nose May Cure What’s In Your Head

The idea that walking in nature is good for your head is not exactly groundbreaking science. But figuring out specifically how outdoor activity alleviates migraines? Now that is. Neurologist Richard K…

Chicago Inno //

Voter Education Platform BallotReady Will Expand to All 50 States by 2018

BallotReady, the voter education platform cofounded by Aviva Rosman and Alex Niemczewski out of University of Chicago, is ready to be the go-to voting guide across 50 states by 2018. This week BallotR…

ScienceLIfe //

A company focused on ending the misery of chronic migraines

Modern life can be a headache. But there were evidently plenty of headaches back in the first century CE, when Aretaeus of Cappadocia, one of the most celebrated ancient Greek physicians, described th…

Chicago Inno //

Nasal Spray for Migraines, Cooling Tower Water Treatment Receive $250 from UChicago Innovation Fund

A nasal spray that can reduce migraine pain in 30 minutes, and a water treatment from Argonne National Laboratory that could save 4 million gallons of water from going to waste (per customer), were se…