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. Don't miss out on a wide variety of experiential learning-based programs, events, workshops, speakers, panels, conferences, challenges, and more.
Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab
Through the combination of an intensive internship at a PE or VC firm and an academic course, students become active participants in the analysis of real-world investment decisions.
Private Equity Conference
The Private Equity Conference brings together financiers, students, and entrepreneurs to network and share insights into the dynamics of investing in a constantly changing economy.
Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge
A case competition that enables teams from both institutions to assess the potential for a leveraged buyout of a publicly-listed company.
On the investing side, the Polsky Center supports the aspirations of students and alumni interested in a career in private equity and venture capital.
Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC)
The Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC) launched in 2011 with the generous support of Sterling Partners. SPITC is exclusive for Chicago Booth students interested in forming teams and...
The UChicago Innovation Fund invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students.
Chicago Microbiome Conference
A two-day program of informative sessions, rich discussion, and networking opportunities presented by experts across academia and industry.
Bringing together successful entrepreneurs and seasoned venture capitalists to share ideas and advice, foster creativity, and ignite the entrepreneurial-spirit within.
Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit
An event dedicated to exploring technology that has the potential to change the way people interact with things like music, email, and financial planning.
Innovation Fund Associates Program
Students and post-docs receive robust training and perform diligence on innovation projects.
MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT)
MIINT is a learning opportunity that allows student teams to source early-stage impact investments.
UChicago Startup Investment Program
A new initiative where University of Chicago co-invests alongside established venture funds in startups led by UChicago faculty, students, staff and alumni.
Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)
The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is the world's largest venture capital competition with over 70 universities competing.