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Social New Venture Challenge Awards Record $175K in Investment

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are pleased to announce the winners…
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Seven Social Impact Startups To Compete in 2022 Social New Venture Challenge

Seven social impact startups will vie for investment June 1 at the 12th annual John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) Finals. The finalists were selected from a record-breaking…
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It’s High Season for New Venture Challenge Finals. Watch and Learn From the Startups Competing For Investment.

The end of spring quarter is high season for the New Venture Challenge, the Polsky Center’s flagship accelerator program. From mid-May through early June, four of the five tracks of…
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16 Teams Advance in the 2021 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge

This week, 16 teams advanced to the next round of the 2021 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). With the announcement, teams move on to Phase II of…
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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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Senator Klobuchar to Moderate ‘Kid Presidential Debate’ with UChicago Startup Debate It Forward

Debate It Forward (DIF), an education non-profit promoting healthy discourse in youth, this week is hosting its own "Kid Presidential Debate" moderated by former presidential candidate and University of Chicago…
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BallotReady to Reach 50 Million Voters in All 50 States

More than 15 million Americans have turned 18 since the 2016 election, and 63% of Americans ages 18 - 29 plans to vote in the 2020 General Election, according…
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Value-Driven Banking: Mighty Deposits Helps Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sophia Wagner, AB ’18, co-founder, was a sophomore at the University of Chicago when she got involved with Mighty Deposits – a comparison website for banks that enables users…
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2020 SNVC Finalists Announced

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Polsky Center are pleased to announce the seven teams advancing to the finals of the 2020 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New…
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Reflecting on From the Ground Up

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