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5/21/15  Outside Media

A Mexican furniture online marketplace and a mobile app that helps schools stay connected with alumni [and two CIE incubated companies] are among the 10 finalists for the University of Chicago’s 19th annual Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge. The university’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, which runs the event, announced the finalists Thursday.

5/14/15  Outside Media

Reliefwatch just won $50,000 at a competition that started eight months ago. And they're in the running to win $150,000 more. The University of Chicago-made [CIE incubated] startup that connects health clinics in the developing world has been competing in DC startup incubator 1776's Challenge Cup Festival since October, when they beat out over 25 other teams to represent Chicago in the national startup competition. On Wednesday, Reliefwatch was one of two companies that won $50,000 in the health startup division, and are now in the running to win $150,000 in the overall finals which happen on Saturday.

5/13/15  Outside Media

For Pat and John Flavin, growing up in a family with nine siblings meant learning early on to be independent. Their parents couldn’t be there for every scraped knee, the brothers say, so the Flavin kids also learned to depend on each other. The rough-and-tumble yet supportive atmosphere was fertile ground for growing innovators and entrepreneurs: Pat is the executive director of health tech incubator Matter, and John, 46, is the executive director of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, a startup and commercialization hub at the University of Chicago.

5/5/15  Polsky Center

For the ExplORer team (consisting of Dr. Langerman, Dr. Marko Rojnica, Jennifer Fried, Raza Jafri, Pranjal Bohara, and Sri Bodapati), their experience in the UChicago I-Corps program as well as their award from theUChicago Innovation Fund has helped turn their surgical app idea into a reality. The ExplORer system, which is the flagship product of ExplORer Surgical, is the first-ever interactive surgical workflow software that works to promote optimal teamwork and communication within the operating room.