First-of-its-kind accelerator for supporting innovative quantum startups.
Duality is the first program in the nation that is exclusively dedicated
to accelerating new startup companies focused on quantum science and technology. It is led by the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange, along with founding partners the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33.
The 12-month accelerator program is based in Chicago, and offers innovative quantum startups a comprehensive set of resources including:
- Entrepreneurial training
- World-class business expertise and mentorship
- Technical expertise and the opportunity to access state-of-the-art facilities*
- Industry exposure
- $50,000 (USD) in unrestricted funding
* The opportunity to access state-of-the-art facilities is subject to approval by the relevant facility, and compliance with its policies and procedures.
Meet the Mentors
Startups accepted into Duality receive dedicated support nad mentoring from top business experts, investors, and entrepreneurs. The growing list of Duality mentors includes:
Keith Crandell, Cofounder and Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners
David Dorsey, Principal, 11.2 Capital
Ray Johnson, Operating Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Christophe Jurczak, Managing Partner and Founder, Quantonation
Karen Kerr, Managing Director, Agile Equities
Masha Khusid, Partner, Drive Capital
Matt Langione, Principal, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Jai Shekhawat, Founder and former CEO, Fieldglass and Advisor, Chicago Ventures