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  • TAINA wins first place at the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge

    At the 2017 Global New Venture Challenge Finals, TAINA won first place and received $15,000.

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  • Provide wins first at the 2017 Social New Venture Challenge

    A software-based, back-office solution for daycare business owners, allowing them to enroll in government subsidy programs, manage licenses and accreditation, and maximize tax deductions takes home $60,000.

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  • TransparentC wins top honors at the 2016 New Venture Challenge

    TransparentC, a start-up that provides crowdsourced compensation and job satisfaction information to job seekers and students, takes home first place and $90,000 at the University of Chicago’s nationally-ranked business accelerator.

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  • Student Loan Payment Start-up, CommonCents takes home first place at the College New Venture Challenge

    These University of Chicago undergraduates are working to solve the issue of student debt in the U.S. The team was awarded $15,000 for their first place victory.

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  • 160+ Companies launched still in business
  • $575+ Million funding raised
  • $4+ Billion in mergers and exits