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Programs & Events: Private Equity

Programs & Events: Private Equity

The Polsky Center offers several hands-on learning opportunities aimed at helping students, researchers, faculty, and community members 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. Additionally, to help facilitate team formation, the Polsky Center maintains a team-building spreadsheet and encourages those looking to participate in our programs to add their details to the spreadsheet and to check it regularly for updates.
New Venture Challenge

New Venture Challenge

The Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC) is the premier start-up launch program run by the Polsky Center.
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Svider Private Equity Program

Svider Private Equity Program

On the investing side, the Polsky Center supports the aspirations of students and alumni interested in a career in private equity and venture capital.
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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Program

A suite of programs and resources designed to provide graduating students and alumni access to the education, capital, and mentorship necessary to acquire and grow small businesses.
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Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund

The UChicago Innovation Fund invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students.
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Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab

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.
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Private Equity Conference

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.
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Oxford Chicago Global Private Equity Challenge

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.
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Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC)

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...
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