Edge is the central organization for undergraduate entrepreneurship activity at UChicago. Our mission is to provide UChicago students with resources and a community to help them build skills, companies, and relationships.
We offer two tracks: General Membership and Launchpad.
The General Membership meets weekly to foster discussion on entrepreneurship and build up the entrepreneurship community on campus. The meetings are a mix of speakers, networking, workshops, and treks.
Edge sends out a newsletter with both on-campus and off-campus opportunities including guest speakers, pitch competitions, and Launchpad information.
On October 25th, 2016, Edge arranged a Fireside Chat with serial entrepreneur Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid and Sparknotes. The chat was moderated by Melissa Harris, Polsky Center Executive in Residence. Catch the full discussion here.See Video
Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things. Thiel Fellows skip or drop out of college to receive a $100,000 grant and support from the Thiel Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists. Ms. Haley Barrows, Program Manager at The Thiel Fellowship, will provide an information session to undergraduate students.
Location: Booth C01
Time: 7:30PM January 12th, 2017