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“Give Work” by Leila Janah

So proud of our friend Leila Janah (Founder and CEO of CompanyFirst portfolio company LXMI) for all the work she has done…if you are looking for a great book to read and an amazing story, highly recommend picking up a copy of her new book “Give Work” (www.givework.org). Back to News

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Investment in LXMI

We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in LXMI​. So excited to be working with Leila Janah​ and her team to help build this awesome brand with such amazing products and a social mission to give work and help lift people out of poverty! Back to News

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Chicago Booth 2017 New Venture Challenge Winners

The finals were held for the 2017 Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge and the results are in. Congrats to ALL the participants and winners of this year’s competition…each year the field just gets more and more impressive! Special shout out to my friends at Ezza (presenting in picture above) who won third place and took home $75,000! Very proud to …

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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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Social New Venture Challenge Teams Announced


Congrats to the 14 teams accepted into phase II of the 2017 John Edwardson Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). The SNVC is the social impact track of the University of Chicago’s business launch program, the Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge (NVC). Read More | Back to News

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