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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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Meet the 11 finalists in the University of Chicago’s 21st New Venture Challenge

In the 21 years since its first iteration, the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge has been a launching point for some…
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Polsky Center Leader Starr Marcello Testifies Before Congress

Starr Marcello, executive director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, testified before the United States House of Representatives Small Business Committee on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The hearing,…
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Women in STEM: Nancy Harvey

Nancy Harvey, Managing Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Chicago, discusses how she got her start, the mission of the Center and tips…
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Booth ETA Hopefuls Pitch at the Third Annual Search Fund Summit

“This is why I believe I will be a good CEO and partner, and why I think you should invest in my fund.” You don’t often hear phrases like this…
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What’s Up Your Nose May Cure What’s in Your Head

The idea that walking in nature is good for your head is not exactly groundbreaking science. But figuring out specifically how outdoor activity alleviates migraines? Now that is. Neurologist Richard…
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Machine Learning Summit to Unite Futuristic Tech-makers with Investors

Inventors, major companies and venture capitalists will unite next week for the first Chicago Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit. Representatives from Google, IBM Watson, Microsoft and some of Chicago’s top…
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57th Street Design Started by Son in Father’s 57th Street Bookcase Workshop

Sam Devenport is carrying on his father’s love of woodworking and is finding fans of his burgeoning furniture company far beyond his native Hyde Park. A little less than a…
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Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Will Use Data to Help UChicago Battle Breast Cancer

Tempus, the cancer fighting startup from Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky, wants to give doctors at the University of Chicago data to help better treat breast cancer patients. Read more.
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UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension to respond to 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey. Complete it now — it will only take 20 minutes and…
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University Startups Surge as Illinois Students Start More Companies, Land More Funding

Despite a fall in recent venture capital activity on the national level, Illinois university startups have seen a rise in funding. That's according to the annual Illinois Innovation Index report…
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14 Social Impact Startups Move Forward in UChicago’s 2017 Social NVC

Along with the 32 startups selected for the main track of University of Chicago’s annual New Venture Challenge, the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) also announced 14 social impact startups have…

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