June 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Charles M. Harper Center
Hannah Williams
Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) Finals @ Charles M. Harper Center

Join ITM’s partner the Polsky Center for the finals of the 2016-17 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) at Innovation Fest. Throughout the day, the NVC finalists will present to a panel of judges comprising of top investors, entrepreneurs, and others. Prizes – which include cash prizes and in-kind services, such as legal and professional consulting services, and office space – have helped past NVC winners like GrubHub, Braintree, and Base CRM grow into successful businesses. The NVC is a top-ranked U.S. accelerator program and this year marks the 21st anniversary of the program.


Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. An overflow room will be available for anyone who cannot find a seat.


UChicago Innovation Fest is a month-long celebration of entrepreneurship and discovery around the University of Chicago. With more than 40 events scheduled across Chicago and in other key cities around the world, we welcome you to join us as we explore solutions to big problems, brainstorm ways to scale impact, and connect with leaders in business, science, healthcare, tech, and more.
This annual festival is led by UChicago’s top leaders in innovation, including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute for Translational Medicine, the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth, and UChicago Research, Innovation and National Laboratories.