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Polsky Accelerator Now Accepting Applications

Chicago Booth's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has opened the application for the Polsky Accelerator intensive summer program for mid to late-stage startups.

Application now open

The Polsky Accelerator offers University of Chicago-affiliated start-up teams the opportunity to develop their ventures (both for- and not-for-profit) as part of an intensive summer program. In just four years, Polsky has accelerated 40 teams and 75% of these companies are still in business or have been acquired.

Teams must have at least one University of Chicago-affiliated member. This includes current students or alumni of any University of Chicago program.

Program Overview

Teams accepted into the Polsky Accelerator will:

  • Work full-time over the summer on their start-up.
  • Receive a robust resource package including an equity investment of up to $15K, office space, dedicated coaching and mentorship, and peer feedback.
  • Attend regular meetings with coaches ensure they stay on top of agreed-upon goals and milestones.

Applications are now open and are due on Tuesday, April 12 at 12 noon. No exceptions. Visit the Polsky Accelerator website for details.

For more information, contact Gabe Sulkes