From the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business:
When Scott Freedman came to Chicago Booth as a student in the Full-Time MBA Program two years ago, he set out to create a start-up medical company using his background as the designer of orthopedic medical devices.
On May 26, his vision became reality after Agile Diagnosis, the company Freedman created with four other Booth students, won the 15th annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, sponsored by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship.
“This is just a wonderful culmination of my two years in business school,” Freedman said after the announcement at Harper Center. “I came here wanting to do exactly this. It’s such a dream come true. It’s two years of really hard work coming together.”
The piece goes on to highlight many of the benefits of launching at a university — from building a diverse team to locating assets (in this case leading edge medical diagnosis knowledge from Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine).