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Record $1.6 Million Awarded in the 25th Anniversary Finals of Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge; First-Place Winner Andes STR Lands More Than $660,000

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University if Chicago has announced a record-breaking investment of $1.6 million in the winners of the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan,…
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12 Startups to Compete for At Least $1 Million in the 25th Anniversary Finals of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the 12 teams selected to compete in the finals of the 25th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New…
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NVC@25 Fireside Chat: LemonBox Cofounder Derek Weng

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan ’71 New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked accelerator at the University of Chicago, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is…
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Polsky Center Launches Podcast to Mark 25 Years of The New Venture Challenge: “It’s Really Magical.”

Startups weren’t so sexy 25 years ago. It was pre-Google, pre-dot-com bubble, pre-unicorn. The University of Chicago’s business school, renowned for finance, didn’t offer an entrepreneurship concentration. Steven Kaplan, a…
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31 Teams Selected to Advance to Phase II for the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has announced the 31 teams advancing to Phase II of the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge…

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