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


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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.

3/22/16  Announcement

Today the Chicago Innovation Exchange announces five teams as finalists to compete in the Innovation Fund’s Spring 2016 Cycle, moving each of them one step farther in their journey to commercialize their innovative discoveries and technologies. Twice per year, the Fund accepts applications and invests in emerging technologies and startups out of The University of Chicago and its affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory. 

2/29/16  Blog Post

Howard Niden, Co-founder and former Chief Solution Architect for Textura, came to the Chicago Innovation Exchange on February 15th  to lead a roundtable discussion with a group of students about his experiences, learning about theirs, and sharing his advice. He was inspired by his time and conversations with our students, so he wrote a blog post on advice for young entrepreneurs.