• Meet Simple Mills, one of 24 start-ups facing tough choices and fast deadlines in the New Venture Challenge. Follow their story »

  • Booth NVC challenges Simple Mills to think bigger and grow faster if it wants to be the Betty Crocker of the 21st Century. Follow their journey »

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  • For Simple Mills and 8 other NVC teams, it's showtime. Follow the journey »

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Recognized as the #1 university accelerator program in the nation, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge is the premier start-up launch program run by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, which helps students turn their ideas into viable businesses.

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Last Updated 5/22/15