2023 Cohort Information 

The Polsky Founders’ Fund Fellowship (PF3) is a resource available to graduating University of Chicago students who are committed to growing a company after graduation, and have a viable plan for growth. The goal of the program is to provide entrepreneurs who have demonstrated progress with their ventures in the last 6 months with funding to sustain momentum on ventures.


To apply, fill out the online application below. All responses require complete honesty and fall under Booth’s and the University of Chicago’s Honor Code. The Polsky Center reserves the right to reach out to the entrepreneur to seek further clarification on any answers provided.


The application deadline is Tuesday, June 6 at 11:59PM CT. Please contact Gorana Kolar (Gorana.Kolar@chicagobooth.edu) with questions.

Application Instructions // 

Thank you for your interest in the Data and AI Accelerator program Transform. Only one member of your team needs to submit the application on behalf of your team. You will be able to save your progress and return to the application to complete all sections of the form. Please ensure that your application is submitted by June 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT. If you have any questions, please contact anna.wislocki@chicagobooth.edu.

Requirements //

Focus area must be big data-driven technologies, agnostic of verticals. Examples: AI/ML, data engineering, data analytics, applications in healthcare and biotech, cybersecurity, IoT, climate tech and environment, blockchain, social impact, transportation, Fintech, transportation, agriculture, and others

  • The startup must be an established U.S. legal entity at the time of entry to the program
  • There should be a partial team in place i.e., a technical lead and business lead etc. Founders/CEO must participate for the duration of the program
  • Preference for early-stage ventures past the idea concept phase (less than a $1M raised) established within the last 3 years
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation