Taking Startups to the Next Level: Partnership will provide students with a go-to-market strategy and startup solution

A new partnership between TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) and the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will take startups to the next level with the use of cutting-edge data assets.

The program supports entrepreneurial innovation and provides University of Chicago students with access to TransUnion’s Startup Credit Kit, a suite of innovative solutions to support FinTech startup development. Student-led startups that are referred into the program and approved by TransUnion will be able to utilize TransUnion’s anonymized data to test out business model concepts, determine product viability, and explore untapped opportunities in high-potential market segments.

The Startup Credit Kit offers faster access to cutting-edge alternative and trended credit and fraud prevention data, allowing entrepreneurs to quickly take a concept into a market-ready solution. The two available packages support startups through the planning and launch phases. The Planning Package involves depersonalized solutions for early stage planning and development. The Launch Package includes personalized solutions for new startups going live.

About the Polsky Center

The University of Chicago Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation brings the power of ideas in the laboratory, classroom and community to the world. Through education, resources, and programs, the Polsky Center commercializes discoveries, partners with companies, and attracts venture capital. The Polsky Center runs UChicago’s top-ranked business accelerator, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, which has helped launch more than 200 companies worldwide that have gone on to achieve more than $9 billion in value and raised over $600 million in funding. The mission of the Polsky Center is to support students, faculty, alumni, and community members by bridging the gap between knowledge and practice, idea and action, and research and impact. By igniting a spirit of innovation and fostering connections that extend across the University, city, region and world, the Polsky Center enables more ideas to have a meaningful impact on society. Learn more at polsky.uchicago.edu.

Source: TransUnion Press Release