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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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BallotReady Raises $1.5M to Expand Its Voter Guide Platform Nationwide

BallotReady announced that it has raised $1.5M in a seed round that will help the company expand its service to all 50 states by the fall midterm elections. Investors in…
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Business Leader Thinking About Sharing a Trump Opinion? Read This First

Just days after the US presidential election, Matt Maloney, founder and CEO of Grubhub, sent out an internal memo letting his employees know that those who share in then president-elect…
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Tech CEOs Join Emanuel for U of I Trip

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went back to Urbana-Champaign with executives from about 20 Chicago tech companies today to pitch the school's smart, young techies at the University of Illinois on what…
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Help for a Business Idea Trying to Catch Fire

When Katlin Smith entered the New Venture Challenge business accelerator, she had developed an idea for making food that was “simple, healthy and delicious” but did not have a sense…

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