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The Data & AI Accelerator is housed under Deep Tech Ventures at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with UChicago’s Data Science Institute. This unique 16-week program focuses on solving data-driven problems of today. Powered by the world-renowned Polsky Center and the Data Science Institute, the accelerator provides unparalleled support to data science, early-stage ventures. Through the accelerator, startups will gain access to business training and technical advisement, industry mentors, venture capital connections, as well as various funding opportunities.

Program structure, resources and benefits will be shared at this information session. Please see below for key dates and link to application.

Key Dates

November 21, 2022: Applications Open – Link

December 7, 2022: Virtual Info Session

January 12: Virtual Info Session

January 20, 2023: Application Deadline

February 22, 2023: Acceptance Notification

March 15, 2023: Cohort 1 launch

June 27: Graduation and Startup showcase

Questions? Shyama Majumdar at