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2017 Chicago Booth Social New Venture Challenge

Congrats to the participants and winners in the 2017 Chicago Booth Social New Venture Challenge! The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has announced the winners of the 2017 Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC), the social impact track of the university’s nationally ranked New Venture Challenge. Winners received a total of $100,000 in venture funding. For the full story …

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Back to the Roots on NYC School Menus

Back to the Roots

Last summer, Kellogg discontinued two Kashi cereals, Berry Blossoms and Honey Sunshine, that were on the breakfast menu of the New York City public schools. But instead of replacing them with other Kellogg cereals, the schools opted to buy Back to the Roots cereals because of their better nutritional profile and organic ingredients. That’s a pretty big win for a …

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Carter’s Acquires Skip Hop

Skip Hop Logo

Congrats to Michael and Ellen Diamant, Skip Hop’s founders on their acquisition by Carter’s, Inc. I had an opportunity to get to know Michael and Ellen over the years and I’m a big fan (and family is big consumer) of their brand and products. It should be a very exciting next phase for them (and given the purchase price of …

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Phase II Chicago Booth NVC Teams Announced

Chicago Booth NVC

Congrats to the 30 startups that have been selected to move to Phase II of the Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge (NVC). They will develop their business plans and pitches in the NVC class at the end of which 10 will be chosen to move forward to a final competition. Read More | Back to News

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Introducing CompanyFirst

I am very excited to announce today the launch of CompanyFirst. I am extremely proud of the many great people that I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the years, and CompanyFirst embodies the culmination of the lessons that I have learned as an entrepreneur, an investor, a mentor, and a mentee. Thank you for visiting…check back here to see …

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