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Quantum Accelerator Duality seeks applications for Cohort 2

By IQT News posted 17 Dec 2021

(HPC.Wire)  Duality, the first accelerator program in the U.S. focused exclusively on supporting quantum startups, has opened applications for Cohort 2. Startups meeting the eligibility requirements have until March 25, 2022 to apply.
Startups accepted into the 12-month accelerator program get critical resources to accelerate their success, including $50,000 in non-dilutive funding, mentorship, business training, opportunities to access state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated office space, introductions to industry partners and investors, and more.
“Duality’s full spectrum of quantum venture acceleration services are powered by the collective expertise and networks of the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center, Chicago Quantum Exchange, University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignArgonne, and P33, along with our corporate supporters,” said Chuck Vallurupalli, senior director of Duality. “It has been exciting to see Cohort 1 teams fully immerse in this unique quantum ecosystem, and we look forward to working with new companies as part of Cohort 2.”
To date, Duality corporate supporters include Amazon Web Services, Caruso VenturesLathrop GPM LLPMcDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & BerghoffSilicon Valley Bank, and Toptica Photonics, which provide financial support for the program and a combination of mentorship and other professional resources for Duality startups.
“Duality is a vital component of the innovation ecosystem that is forming to take quantum technologies from the lab to markets,” said Celia Merzbacher, executive director of the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) and a member of the Duality Technical Advisory Committee. “The program provides critical assistance to help participating companies grow and compete.”

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