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  • Manifest takes home top prize at the 2018 New Venture Challenge

    Manifest, a distributed ledger solution that will standardize 401(k) transfers, won first place and $315,000 at this year’s competition.

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  • AIM Clinics wins first place at the 2018 Social New Venture Challenge

    AIM Clinics, which provides the gold standard autism therapy to children in rural US communities, took home $45,000 at the 2018 John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge.

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  • Quevos wins first place at the 2018 College New Venture Challenge

    First place ($15,000): Quevos, a high-protein chip that is free from the copious amounts of carbohydrates and fat that potato chips contain, but are still salty and crunchy.

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  • HomePro and Mindful Urgent Care win first place at the 2018 Global New Venture Challenge

    First place ($15,000): HomePro (Hong Kong) and Mindful Urgent Care (Chicago).

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  • 200+ Companies launched still in business
  • $600+ Million funding raised
  • $9+ Billion in mergers and exits