UChicago Innovation Fund Invests $200K in Fintech Startup Safe Rate

Safe Rate is a new mortgage product for low down payment borrowers that reduces monthly payments in times of housing market distress.
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These UChicago Students Want to Make it Easier for Political Activists to Organize

With politics being one of the most contentious topics in America right now, ordinary citizens are engaging in activism efforts in increasing numbers, and this Chicago startup wants to help.…
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Benchprep CEO Ashish Rangnekar on His Biggest Challenges, Team Building and the Future

The learning landscape has been vastly improved through the application of technology. BenchPrep’s software is used by education and training companies to help students, employees and clients learn faster and…
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University/Lab Startup Enables Small Businesses Access to Big Computers

A new University of Chicago startup is delivering supercomputing-as-a-service to small- and medium-sized businesses and helping these firms more readily compete with industry behemoths. High-performance computing drives innovation and efficiency…
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Why This Startup is Looking at AI to Make Your Golf Swing Better

Golfers are notoriously fond of gadgets, from technologically advanced clubs to niche tools for getting out of tight situations, all in the hope that tech will help improve their game.…
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Grapevyne Wins the Inaugural Inno U Challenge

Thursday, Chicago Inno hosted its inaugural Inno U Challenge, a pitch competition and showcase for the city’s student entrepreneurs. Featuring fifteen startups from UChicago, Northwestern, DePaul, IIT, UIC, Loyola, and…
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What 5 Chicago-Area Founders Learned From Working in Silicon Valley

Anyone who is familiar with Chicago’s startup scene knows that innovation and opportunity abound – even if Chicago doesn’t quite have Silicon Valley’s level of clout. What does it have?…

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