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 The first accelerator in the U.S. focused exclusively on quantum startups.


PURPOSE OF DUALITY
Duality helps innovative startups working on quantum and enabling technologies to develop their products, refine their business models, achieve product-market fit, and scale. Led by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Duality is also supported by founding partners, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
A 12-month program for accelerating the success of early-stage startups building businesses based on quantum and enabling technologies. Areas of focus, for hardware- or software-based solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum sensing
  • Other enabling technologies (i.e. control electronics, photonics, cryogenics, etc.)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Early-stage scalable startups offering quantum technology-based solutions with a unique value proposition
  • The startup must be an established U.S. legal entity at the time of entry to the program
  • The startup must be addressing a large market with unmet needs
  • The CEO must be working full time with the startup
  • The CEO must be able to work side-by-side with other cohort members in Chicago and immerse in the regional quantum ecosystem for extended periods during the 12-month program

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINE
Teams interested in applying to Duality must submit a completed application by the deadline. The deadline for Cohort 3 is Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

Please reach out to Anna Wislocki for more information about how to apply to the Duality.

 

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