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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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NVC@25 Fireside Chat: Ben & Frank Cofounder Mariana Castillo

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Edward L. Kaplan ’71 New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a series of fireside chats with alums…
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NVC Alum Lighten Helps Mourners Plan Virtual Funerals. How Will It Pivot Post-Pandemic?

When Alexandra Koys’ uncle died, about four years ago, she took charge of the funeral planning to relieve her grief-stricken mother of the burden. She didn’t like her options:…
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NVC Alum Foxtrot Closes $42 Million Series B Round with $200,000 Investment from UChicago

Foxtrot Market this week announced that it has closed a $42 million Series B round, which included a $200,000 investment from the University of Chicago. The latest investment follows 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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8 Things to Look for in 2021 at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

It’s a New Year and the Polsky Center kicks it off with a full line-up of events and programs, including our milestone 25th anniversary celebration of our nationally-ranked Edward…
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2020 Holiday Guide: 20 Polsky-Supported Businesses

As we near the end of 2020, the holiday season is officially here. While things will feel quite a bit different this year,…
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The 10 Days of Polsky: Looking Back at 2020 

The past year was unlike any we've experienced before. Despite the many challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed focused on advancing our Polsky Center mission. …

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