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Record $1.6 Million Awarded in the 25th Anniversary Finals of Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge; First-Place Winner Andes STR Lands More Than $660,000

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University if Chicago has announced a record-breaking investment of $1.6 million in the winners of the 2021 Edward L. Kaplan,…
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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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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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Persistence in PE: Looking to Past Performance to Predict Future Success

A recently published research paper presents new evidence on the persistence of US private equity (PE) funds by examining cash-flow data from a large sample of institutional investors. “There’s been…
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New Biopharma Manufacturing Company Founded by Booth Alum Robert Nelsen Raises $800 Million

RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.) is a new company founded by University of Chicago Booth School of Business alum Robert Nelsen, MBA '87 – with a commitment to tackling some of…
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Two Booth Alums Named Among Private Equity’s ‘Most Influential Women of Today and Tomorrow’

The Wall Street Journal’s Private Equity Analyst has named two University of Chicago Booth School of Business alums, Katie Ossman, MBA '13, and Amy Christensen, MBA '11, to its…
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Chicago Booth Professor Steve Kaplan, a Top Private Equity and Finance Scholar, to Lead Executives’ Club of Chicago Tech Outlook with Prominent Entrepreneurs and Investors

On November 20, The Executives’ Club of Chicago will present their Tech Outlook event, led by Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of…
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Private Equity Firms Seek New Investments, Eye Growth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers recently asked more than 200 private equity (PE) managers about the performance of their portfolio during the COVID-19 pandemic – inquiring about their decision-making and other activities in…

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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