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The Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab, sponsored by Rick M. Elfman, ’83, and Terri Wareham, ’82, was created for Chicago Booth students to learn firsthand about the private equity and venture capital industries. Through the combination of an intensive internship at a private equity or venture capital firm and an academic course, students become active participants in the analysis of real-world investment decisions made by seasoned investors and also learn to apply their academic frameworks to their internship experiences.

This website is designed to provide interested students with detailed information about the Lab and guide them through the application process. Through this Lab and its other programs, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers students experiential learning opportunities and valuable interactions with practitioners. The Lab meets this goal by allowing students to complement their academics with practical application in the fields of private equity and venture capital investing.