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Application Deadline: PE/VC Lab: San Francisco Initiative

The SF VC Lab is an application-based, experiential learning program for Chicago Booth students. Participants gain hands-on experience in the Bay Area venture capital ecosystem through the combination of an intensive internship and an academic course. Learn more about the program and application process by attending this info session.

The San Francisco Venture Capital (SF VC) Lab is a new track of the longstanding Elfman-Wareham Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE/VC) Lab. The SF VC Lab includes a winter-quarter internship at a Bay Area based venture capital firm, as well as enrollment in the credit-bearing, spring quarter PE/VC Lab class. Students accepted into the SF VC Lab are expected to intern for at least two days per week for the full 10 weeks of the winter quarter.

Please note that, given the rapidly evolving situation with Covid-19 and the uncertainties of the coming academic year, we understand that internships this winter may be fully virtual or semi-virtual, either based on your firm’s policies or your own preferences. We advise that you work directly with your host firm to identify a plan that works for both of you. If your internship is fully remote, we encourage you to discuss accommodations with your firm that will allow you (to the extent possible) to “sit in” on conference calls and video meetings, participate in Slack conversations, receive virtual mentorship, and delve into longer-term projects to ensure a valuable learning experience.

The SF VC Lab application process is separate from that of the traditional PE/VC Lab. Students interested in the SF VC Lab must complete an online application and participate in a screening and interview process with Chicago Booth staff and faculty. Following the screening and interview process, select students’ resumes are shared with SF VC firms for final interviews and selection.

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