The Cross-Disciplinary Formula for a Successful Venture

Thursday, May 17 11:45 qm (Central)

Join Chicago Booth, Polsky Center, and Inc. magazine for a wide-ranging discussion with three recent New Venture Challenge success stories – David Rabie, MBA ’15, of Tovala, Jennifer Fried, MBA ’15, of ExplORer Surgical, and Brian Clark, MBA ’17, of Ascent Technologies.

 This panel will discuss their experiences building their companies while at Chicago Booth, the cross-campus and cross-disciplinary support they sought out to bring their ideas to market, and the recent investments they have all received from the UChicago Startup Investment Program. Moderating the discussion will be Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. and CEO of Mansueto Ventures.

Lunch will be provided.


Event Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:45am (Central)

Cost: Complimentary
Lunch will be provided.

Location: In-Person and Livestreamed  

To attend online: register for the in-person event and save the calendar invite and return to the link on May 17 - Livestream begins at 11:45am

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Thursday, 05/17/18 at 11:45am - 1:15pm | iCal


Chicago Booth Harper Center
5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue Room C-03
Chicago, IL 606037

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Questions? Contact Mary Naset at
This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest. UChicago Innovation Fest (May 1-June 3, 2018) celebrates pioneering discovery and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago. Led by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the month of events, workshops and accelerator programs, including the globally recognized Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge, highlights the breadth and impact of innovation at UChicago in the areas of entrepreneurship and research commercialization, scientific advancements, and social impact.