Experiential Learning Programs

The Polsky Center offers several action-based learning opportunities aimed at helping students pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors or careers in private equity, venture, capital, entrepreneurship through acquisition, or social entrepreneurship. These experiential learning programs span the following four disciplines:

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation - Learn more about the Polsky Center's top-ranked accelerator program, the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge, along with Polsky's additional venture creation programs including the Polsky Accelerator, I-Corps, Lab Corps, and Incubator.
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) - Learn more about the UChicago Innovation Fund Associates Program, the Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab at Chicago Booth, and additional competitions for students interested in pursuing careers in private equity and venture capital.
  • Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) - Learn more about the Polsky Center's leadership in educating students about search funds and the emerging field of entrepreneurship through acquisition. To learn more about the evolution of Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition, click here
  • Social Entrepreneurship - Learn more about the Polsky Center's partnership with the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at Chicago Booth and its new Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program.