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Tech Industry Veteran Joins Polsky Center as New Executive Director

A seasoned business and technology executive from the telecommunications industry, Bill Payne recently joined the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation as the new executive director…
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Mayor Lightfoot Addresses the Future of Chicago

During a fireside chat at the Economist’s Innovation Summit 2020, City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discussed the future of the city, including the opportunities and challenges to transforming…
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Manufacturing Entrepreneurial Outlook: The ‘Industry 4.0’ Revolution

The Polsky Center recently held the second of six Entrepreneurial Outlook sessions focused on the state of the manufacturing industry in 2020. The panel discussion brought together experts to discuss…

Polsky Center Receives $5 Million Gift from Booth Alumnus

A gift from David Kessenich, MBA ’96, and his wife, Colleen, will propel new groundbreaking work and faculty-led research at the Polsky Center.
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Polsky Center Expansion at University of Chicago Hits High Gear

Entrepreneurship is about to stand on its own at the University of Chicago for the first time. Prompted by new funds and a growing hunger for innovation resources throughout campus,…
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As Entrepreneurship at UChicago Picks Up, Booth Prof Takes on Organizing Role

Energy around entrepreneurship is picking up speed at University of Chicago, and not just at the Booth School of Business: The computer science department is hiring a professor to teach…
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City Club of Chicago: John Flavin, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John Flavin leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which drives the creation of new businesses at the University of Chicago and on Chicago’s South Side. In this role,…
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Can Entrepreneurship Help Revive Syria? This Polsky Center Leader is Training Teens in Business

Chicagoan Steve Lehmann has taken his expertise in early business development nearly 6,000 miles away to the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. His mission: to teach Syrian teens how to…
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This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen their power remained unaffected, or experienced…

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