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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.…
Chicago Inno //

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…
Chicago Inno //

This UChicago Startup is Developing a Cure for Food Allergies

Chances are we all know someone allergic to any one of either milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, or shellfish, which are the eight most common type of…
Polsky Center //

Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship Cohort Announced

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently announced the newest cohort of the Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3). PF3 is a resource available to graduating University of Chicago students…
BusinessBecause //

Chicago Booth Entrepreneurs Launch Startup to Halt Cervical Cancer

A team at Chicago’s Booth School of Business has won a competition for female MBA entrepreneurs with a startup idea seeking to reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer through early…
Technori //

Natural foods Simple Mills is riding a wave

Katlin Smith went on a mission to raise the bar for food ingredients, starting from her very own kitchen. She has developed crackers, cakes and cookies that are completely natural.…
Built in Chicago //

Ascent’s Founder Wants to Help Finance Leaders Sleep Better at Night

For small businesses in highly scrutinized industries like financial services, keeping up with regulatory requirements can be a full-time job — and then some. Ascent, a Chicago-based regulatory technology company…
Technori //

Polsky Center Funds Students Who Are “All In”

Scott Kitun holds an all hands on deck discussion about the UChicago Polsky Center. Entrepreneurship is now a top program at UChicago’s Booth School of Business. Associate Vice President for…
Polsky Center //

Innovation Fund invests $500,000 in microbiome research and energy companies

The University of Chicago Innovation Fund announced plans to invest up to $500,000 into three companies—AVNovum, ClostraBio, and SwitchedSource—that are working in the health and energy fields, respectively. These latest…
Polsky Center //

AMOpportunities Wins First Place in the 2017 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of the 21st annual Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC),…
Polsky Center //

Americas Online Alternative Finance Market Grows to $35 Billion in 2016

CHICAGO (May 25, 2017) - The alternative finance market continued to grow across the United States (US), Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2016 to a total…
Chicago Inno //

These Are the 11 Startups Competing in UChicago’s 2017 New Venture Challenge

A nail care startup, cloud infrastructure platform and non-invasive, self-administered HPV test are among the student ventures that will compete in the finals of the University of Chicago’s 2017 New…

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