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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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Expansión Selects 10 Finalists for 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Initiative

On Friday, June 30, the Spanish-language news portal CNN Expansión announced the ten finalist companies for their “Entrepreneur of the Year” initiative. Seeking to recognize the companies and entrepreneurs who…
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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…
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On its 50th Birthday, Fermilab Announces More of What It Has Done Best

One of two national laboratories located in Chicago’s backyard, Fermilab is located about 40 miles west of the city in Batavia, Illinois. Known just as much for its particle accelerators…
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Will Harnessing Big Data Finally Lead to a Cure for Cancer?

Could big data lead to the next breakthrough in cancer treatment? A major project from the University of Chicago is betting on it. Read more.
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Home Chef, Remote Year Founders Among Winners at EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Two notable Chicago startup founders were just given a big nod for their entrepreneurial endeavors. Patrick Vihtelic, founder and CEO of Home Chef, and Greg Caplan, founder and CEO of…
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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.…
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How to Turn a Niche Idea into a Thriving Start-Up

“I love tax.” It is not a phrase you often hear, but Maria Scott, a former tax lawyer, found she had a penchant for the subject while studying law at…
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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…
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U. of C.’s Polsky Center Plans Big Expansion into New 20-Story Hyde Park Complex

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is planning to more than double its footprint, adding space in a proposed 20-story office and laboratory complex designed to…

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