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Value-Driven Banking: Mighty Deposits Helps Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sophia Wagner, AB ’18, co-founder, was a sophomore at the University of Chicago when she got involved with Mighty Deposits – a comparison website for banks that enables users…
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Honey-Sweetened ‘Nice Cream’ Expands Nationally, Gives Back to the Bees

When Jessica Gartenstein, AB ’17, and Erik Nadeau, AB ’18, entered the 2017 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), Frönen (formerly BeeNana) was just an idea. “We weren’t really thinking…
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Climate Neutral Certified, Open Water Eyes Retail Space for Aluminum Canned Water 

In 2009, Nicole Doucet, MBA ’16, and Jess Page watched a documentary on ocean pollution that inspired them to co-found Open Water (previously Green Sheep Water), the first bottled…
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SNVC Alum KitcheNet Talks Pivoting Business Models

Trista Li, MPP ’16, MBA ’18, co-founded KitcheNet as a policy student at the Harris School participating in the 2016 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). Today,…
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NVC Alum Ezza Opens New Location, Finds New Ways to Expand

Ezza Nails, co-founded by Booth alums Ale Breuer (CEO) and Kim Marsh (COO), specializes in manicures for the professional woman. The 2017 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge…
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A Look Inside the First Year of Business for CNVC ’19 Winner, podU

Wessam Abozeid, AB ’19, won the Polsky Center’s 2019 College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) with his startup, podU, the world’s first platform for podcasts in Arabic. After winning the…

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