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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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Plug in, collaborate, grow, learn and transform your idea into a business in our meeting rooms, workspaces, and labs.

Advice

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

Tools

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

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3/10/15  Announcement

The Chicago Innovation Exchange announced today that Chicago Booth alumnus George Kadifa has donated $250,000 to the University of Chicago’s Innovation Fund Associates program. The program pairs teams of students with UChicago researchers as they seek funding from the Innovation Fund.

3/31/15  Outside Media

Want to know where to catch up with your friends on a night out on campus? For University of Illinois students this year, that latest must-have app, called Zondr, has been a popular way to do just that. The team has registered with the I-Start Program at the U of I’s tech incubator, Enterprise Works, and has leveraged the College of Engineering’s newly formed partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and its startup incubator, Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE). The Zondr team used CIE space to create an updated version of the app and to begin attracting a network of investors.

3/24/15  Outside Media

2014 proved to be a stellar year for digital health. According to data from Startup Health, a New York based digital health accelerator, $6.5 billion was invested into the digital health sector in 2014, up 124 percent from 2013. The money is coming not only from venture capital, but also from the private sector as well as individual partners.

3/24/15  Outside Media

Reliefwatch, a tech startup launched by a University of Chicago student, keeps racking up honors and cash. The Chicago-based [CIE incubated] company, which uses cellphones to help clinics and hospitals in developing countries keep track of medicine and supplies, won a student startup competition at South by Southwest Interactive.