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The University of Chicago Innovation Fund invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for UChicago technology-based startups.


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Connect with a network of innovators, speakers, experts, and mentors through programs and events designed to help you succeed.


Build a model or prototype of your product in our cutting-edge Fab Lab when it opens in 2015.


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6/14/16  Blog Post

Take a look at a few of the startups that pitched to appear on ABC's hit entrepreneurship show Shark Tank!

6/1/16  Feature

The Chicago Innovation Exchange, in partnership with UChicagoTech and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation held the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund final presentations today, where four amazing companies competed for a share of the university’s $20 million Innovation Fund, and three became winners. 

5/19/16  Blog Post

Learn everything you need to know before you make the big pitch from veterans of venture funding.

4/27/16  Outside Media

In addition to being a community coworking space and south side entrepreneurial hub, Hyde Park's Chicago Innovation Exchange incubates startups and small businesses in need of extra resources to grow.