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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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Innovation Fund Invests $500,000 in Health and Energy Companies

The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced plans to invest up to $500,000 into two companies—Cephalgia Therapeutics and RWEDI water—that are working to combat migraines and increase water efficiency, respectively.…
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U of C to Invest $25 Million in Startups

University of Chicago is increasing its efforts to spin out more startups with a commitment to invest $25 million from its endowment to fund new companies launched by faculty, staff,…
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Breaking Down the Election With BallotReady

On this week’s podcast, Karis heads to the Polsky Exchange North in Hyde Park to catch up with Aviva Rosman and Alex Niemczewski, cofounders of BallotReady, a voter education platform…
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BallotReady Wants to Help Decode Your Intimidatingly Long Voting Ballot

In 2012, Alex Niemczewski was a recent University of Chicago graduate with a background in nonprofit community work—young, well-educated, civic-minded. As you might expect, she went to cast a ballot.…
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Scientist Builds Drug Development Company Out of Research Lab

When Cathryn Nagler set out to develop drugs to treat childhood food allergies, she knew she was heading into unchartered territory. Although Nagler, the Bunning Food Allergy Professor, has been…
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Panelists Talk Politics and Technology at Polsky

The University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) Institute of Politics (IOP) co hosted a talk earlier today, Oct. 27, on how technology has changed and will change the elections process.…
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BallotReady Goes National with New Election Guides on 20,000 Candidates

While some voters already know who they'll support for president come November, the rest of the ballot is a mystery for many. Chicago startup BallotReady wants to help voters fill…

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