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Programs & Events: Entrepreneurship

Programs & Events: Entrepreneurship

The Polsky Center offers several action-based learning opportunities aimed at helping students pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors or careers in private equity, venture, capital, entrepreneurship through acquisition, or social entrepreneurship. Don't miss out on a wide variety of experiential learning-based programs, events, workshops, speakers, panels, conferences, challenges, and more.
New Venture Challenge

New Venture Challenge

The Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) is the premier start-up launch program run by the Polsky Center.
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Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund

The UChicago Innovation Fund invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students.
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Alumni Entrepreneurs Growth Forum

Alumni Entrepreneurs Growth Forum

Great things can happen when founders get together to learn and share their stories with each other.
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Big Problems, Big Ideas

Big Problems, Big Ideas

Big Problems, Big Ideas harnesses the brain power at the University of Chicago to discuss and identify solutions to some of the biggest problems we’re facing at local and global levels.
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Chicago Microbiome Conference

Chicago Microbiome Conference

A two-day program of informative sessions, rich discussion, and networking opportunities presented by experts across academia and industry.
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Collaboratorium

Collaboratorium

The Collaboratorium unites UChicago students with researchers, technologists, and faculty who want to explore the commercialization opportunities and business applications of their work.
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Innovation Fest

Innovation Fest

A month-long celebration of the pioneering and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago.
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SeedCon

SeedCon

Bringing together successful entrepreneurs and seasoned venture capitalists to share ideas and advice, foster creativity, and ignite the entrepreneurial-spirit within.
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Entrepreneurial Internship Program

Entrepreneurial Internship Program

The Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP) gives full-time first year Chicago Booth students, as well as second year students continuing their coursework in the following fall, the opportunity to in...
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Lab Corps

Lab Corps

National laboratory staff with commercially relevant technology team up with entrepreneurs.
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Polsky Accelerator

Polsky Accelerator

The Polsky Accelerator, launched in June 2012, gives student teams the opportunity to work intensively and solely on their businesses and social enterprises in a collaborative and dynamic environment...
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Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3)

Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3)

The Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3) is a resource available to graduating University of Chicago and Chicago Booth students and decelerating Chicago Booth students who are committed to growing a...
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Polsky I-Corps

Polsky I-Corps

Supported with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and run by the Polsky Center, the I-Corps program is specifically designed for participants working on projects related to the STEM (s...
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Polsky Incubator

Polsky Incubator

Providing dedicated space, mentorship, and support to early-stage startups, helping them achieve critical milestones and grow into sustainable businesses.
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Polsky Small Business Growth Program

Polsky Small Business Growth Program

The Polsky Small Business Growth Program focuses on supporting small businesses owners and helping them grow and scale their businesses to the next level of success.
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Startup Summer

Startup Summer

Start-up Summer offers incoming students who are curious about entrepreneurship the opportunity to work for a Booth-led start-up during the summer before they begin their MBA program.
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