Duality, a new quantum startup accelerator led by the led by the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Chicago Quantum Exchange has announced its first corporate supporters. These include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Caruso Ventures, Lathrop GPM LLP, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB), Silicon Valley Bank, and Toptica Photonics. These corporate supporters will provide financial support, mentorship, and other professional services and resources for Duality and its startups. AWS will provide access to its AWS Braket quantum cloud service along with training and other services. They have committed to contribute more than $1 million in funding and in-kind support to the Duality program over the next three years. Caruso Ventures supports startups through private funding, direct investments, and philanthropy. They are currently investors in ColdQuanta and Maybell Quantum Industries. Lathrop GPM LLP and MBHB provide legal services and Silicon Valley Bank provides financial services to startups. And Toptica Photonics manufactures high end laser systems and will provide equipment, mentoring, and education to startups in Duality. Additional information about these new corporate supporters can be seen in a news release issued by Duality located here. You can also view our previous articles covering the original announcement of Duality as well as the announcement of Dualities first cohort group.

Also, this week, the University of Maryland’s Quantum Startup Foundry (QSF) has announced that The Mitre Corporation has joined EY (Ernst and Young) as a QSF Founding Member.

October 13, 2021