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Manufacturing Entrepreneurial Outlook: The ‘Industry 4.0’ Revolution

The Polsky Center recently held the second of six Entrepreneurial Outlook sessions focused on the state of the manufacturing industry in 2020. The panel discussion brought together experts to discuss…
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Meet Polsky Member of the Month: Devshi Mehrotra

Polsky member Devshi Mehrotra joined the Polsky Exchange as a first-year undergraduate at UChicago. Now, Mehrotra’s interests in entrepreneurship and technology have only deepened.
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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…
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With $4 Million in Funding, Kin Wants to Change How Homeowners Get Insured

Insurance is one of those markets where startups see an opportunity to apply new technologies and data to lower costs and improve the consumer experience. And Kin Insurance is one…
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Illinois’ R&D Landscape and Path Forward

Research and development (R&D) is the lifeblood of innovation. Universities, corporations, state and federal agencies, laboratories, and nonprofits all utilize R&D to advance scientific discovery and generate innovation that creates…
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City Club of Chicago: John Flavin, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John Flavin leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which drives the creation of new businesses at the University of Chicago and on Chicago’s South Side. In this role,…
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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…
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Can Entrepreneurship Help Revive Syria? This Polsky Center Leader is Training Teens in Business

Chicagoan Steve Lehmann has taken his expertise in early business development nearly 6,000 miles away to the Turkish border town of Reyhanli. His mission: to teach Syrian teens how to…
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This Startup Wants to Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and Reliable – And Reduce Your Power Bill

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen their power remained unaffected, or experienced…
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UChicago, Northwestern University and JPMorgan Chase Join Forces To Grow Business And Jobs

Three-year partnership will fund new programs to support minority-owned business on south and west sides The University of Chicago and Northwestern University are beginning a three-year partnership to support the…
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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…

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