No matter how far Booth alumni travel in their entrepreneurial efforts, they know there’s a collaborative milieu of innovators to connect with in Chicago. This May and June, that community comes alive as UChicago Innovation Fest returns to celebrate the university’s legacy of entrepreneurship and cutting-edge research. Weeks of events lead up to the New Venture Challenge Finals and Innovation Showcase on June 1.

The festival is organized by the University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; the Institute for Translational Medicine; Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative; and the Office of Research, Innovation, and National Laboratories. “Innovation Fest brings together brilliant minds from on campus and around Chicago to celebrate innovation,” said Mary Naset, assistant director for external relations and communications for the Polsky Center. “This showcase truly demonstrates the kind of groundbreaking thinking that happens every day at UChicago.”

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