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Maker Community Comes Together to 3D Print Personal Protective Equipment

When the coronavirus pandemic and state-wide stay-at-home orders in mid-March forced the Polsky Fabrication Lab to temporarily close its doors to the public, Polsky assistant director, Elizabeth Koprucki, was in…
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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…
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Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Jill Kahane

Jill Kahane joined as a member of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s Polsky Exchange in March 2018. She was first introduced to the Polsky Center through a lunch…
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Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Devshi Mehrotra

Polsky member Devshi Mehrotra joined the Polsky Exchange as a first-year undergraduate at UChicago. Now, Mehrotra’s interests in entrepreneurship and technology have only deepened.
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Polsky Center Brings in Artist to Add Playfulness to Co-working Spaces

Luckily for those who work at the Polsky Center, an artist named Kara Cobb Johnson is adding a bit more fun to Polsky's Hyde Park co-working space.
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Woman- and Minority- led Small Businesses Need Cash to Grow. How to Get It.

No money, no growth. Without robust small businesses on the South and West sides, joblessness will continue to plague neighborhoods, experts say. That's the message from a recent report by…
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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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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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UChicago, Northwestern University and JPMorgan Chase Join Forces To Grow Business And Jobs

Three-year partnership will fund new programs to support minority-owned business on south and west sides The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are beginning a three-year partnership to support the…

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