Originally established at Chicago Booth in 1998, the Polsky Center has provided over two decades of venture support for students interested in entrepreneurship and robust training for students interested in pursuing a career in venture capital and private equity.
In 2016, with a generous gift from University trustee and Chicago Booth alum Michael Polsky, MBA ’87, the Polsky Center’s mission expanded to include an additional focus on supporting all University of Chicago faculty inventors in commercializing their discoveries. In addition, the Polsky Center was also tasked with supporting local South and West Side community entrepreneurs and small business owners with no formal connection to the University. Most recently, the Polsky Center has expanded its reach in supporting all University of Chicago alumni around the globe.
The Polsky Center is supported by a team of professional staff responsible for driving the creation of new ventures and commercial partnerships at the University of Chicago. We provide educational training, connect with investors and partners, and support new venture creation.
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