The race to create practical and fruitful quantum computing contains many participants, including some of the world’s largest tech companies and leading research institutions. But there’s also a thriving startup scene helping to realize the potential of quantum computing, including some already connecting the innovations of the laboratory with real-world applications and customers., a company founded by UChicago CS PhD student Pranav Gokhale and advised by Professor Fred Chong, has joined this ecosystem with the mission of building a full-stack, cross layer architecture for quantum computing. In recent weeks, the startup has received two important boosts for that vision, joining the Argonne Chain Reaction Innovations incubator program and making the finals of the George Shultz Innovation Fund, a program run by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago.

The two programs promise to jump-start the young startup, which spun off from research at the Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing (EPiQC) collaboration, a multi-institutional National Science Foundation Expedition led by Chong at UChicago CS. In parallel with the EPiQC vision of bridging the gap between existing quantum algorithms and tomorrow’s quantum architectures, seeks to help quantum software developers of the present and future get the most out of these still-experimental technologies.

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