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Rosita Longevity wins Alumni New Venture Challenge and $50,000 to Grow Healthy Lifestyle App for Seniors

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Alumni New Venture Challenge (ANVC), a program dedicated to supporting University of Chicago alumni…
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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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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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