As a top-ranked
accelerator program in the nation,
the Edward L. Kaplan, '71,
New Venture Challenge is celebrating 20 years
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The NVC is run by the
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
at the University of Chicago.
As the Polsky Center’s NVC celebrates 20 years, Crain’s shares some of the stories behind how UChicago has become a hotbed for start-up success.
Maestro and BallotReady take home top prizes in nationally ranked accelerator program finals, which awarded $600,000 in cash and business services to student startups.
As entrepreneurship becomes the largest concentration at Booth, student start-ups say the signature program provides critical support and feedback.
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At the annual College New Venture
Challenge (CNVC) finals on Thursday, May 21, student startups—Athenir and
UProspie—were selected as co-champions of the 2015 CNVC. The winning teams each
received $10,000 in prize money.
The Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) is an extension of the Polsky Center's Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) business launch program, which is tailored to students in Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA program.