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Clinical Trials Software Startup Takes First Place at 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge Finals

Four startups received investment at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC) finals. The ANVC, which launched in 2019, is the alumni track…

20 Startups Accepted into Phase II of the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 20 startups accepted into the 2024 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a global competition dedicated to supporting…

Inaugural Deep Tech Ventures Showcase to Highlight 20 Startups, Keynote from Former Chicago Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is excited to announce the inaugural Deep Tech Ventures Showcase – which will feature 20 startups across quantum, data science, cleantech, and life…

Innovations in Energy Storage: Researchers and Technology at the University of Chicago

University of Chicago researchers are advancing innovations in every discipline – leading the development of cutting-edge technologies and conducting field-defining research for the betterment of humankind. For this feature,…

Autonomous Precision Machining Startup Takes First Place at 2023 ANVC

Four startups received investment at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s 2023 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC). The ANVC, which launched in 2019, is the alumni track of…

‘We Have a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity,’ Says New Director of Duality Quantum Accelerator

The new director of Duality, Ezunial “Eze” Burts III, brings two decades of industry experience to the role – and is excited to be fully immersed in the Chicago…

Small Business Spotlight: Big Plans are Brewing For Kikwetu Kenya Coffee Company

With three young children and a full-time job as a technology executive, Leecox Omollo has to be intentional about how he spends his spare time. So as he and his…

Top Tier Lessons, Quail.ai Tie for First Place at 2023 College New Venture Challenge Finals

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The Grainger College of Engineering are pleased to announce the winners of the 11th Annual College New Venture Challenge (CNVC). This year’s…

7 Startups Vie for Investment at the 2023 College New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering are pleased to announce the seven finalists selected to compete in the College New…

Small Business Spotlight: Urban Roots Builds Business While Building Up Their Community

Jimmie Williams, owner of social enterprise landscaping and snow removal firm Urban Roots, had his most successful year ever last year. He used that success to hire additional employees and…

24 Startups Accepted into the 2023 Alumni New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 24 startups accepted into the 2023 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a global competition dedicated to supporting…

UChicago Launches Polsky Deep Tech Ventures to Support Startups Bringing Science, Tech to Market

The $20M initiative will include a new venture fund and a series of sector-specific accelerators to provide startups with technical and market expertise.   The Polsky Center is…

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