IVCA Scholars Begin 10-Week Program

IVCA Scholars Begin 10-Week Program

June 21, 2017

On June 12th & 13th the class of 2017 IVCA Scholars met for a 2-day orientation at the offices of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. The session was intended to acclimate the Scholars to the language of investing in private companies and to help them grasp some of the key differences and similarities between venture capital and private equity investing. 

Monday, June 12th was focused primarily on private equity and was capped off with a reception with IVCA Board Members.  Tuesday, June 13th on Venture Capital.  We capped off the second day with a tour of 1871 and attendance at the WiSTEM Showcase event where they heard company pitches. 

In the coming weeks the IVCA Scholars will participate in Toastmasters, visit various VC & PE related businesses and, of course, intern at IVCA member firms. On Monday you will find the IVCA Scholars at the Midwest PE/VC Golf Invitational which benefits the IVCA Scholar Program.  Please introduce yourself to them!

2017 IVCA Scholar Orientation

Monday, June 12th

Tuesday, June 13th

How Fund investing works – Michael Gray, Neal Gerber Eisenberg

PE Panel Q&A

  • Kim Vender Moffat, Sterling Partners
  • Markie Westwood, Frontenac Company
  • Cass Gunderson, ParkerGale

Building/Managing the Cap Table – Kim Trautmann, DRW Venture Capital

Financial Modeling for PE – Rob Staub & Phil Reitz, William Blair

IVCA Board Member mixer

Basics of VC – Imran Ahmad, OCA Venture Partners

Evaluating Technology & Talent - Tamim Majid, OCA Venture Partners

Fund Management & Non investing Roles– Vanessa Rollings, Sandbox Industries

VC Panel Q&A

  • Samara Mejia Hernandez, MATH Venture Partners
  • Tamim Majid, OCA Venture Partners
  • Dave Cruikshank, ARCH Venture Partners

1871 Tour & WiSTEM Showcase

 

2017 IVCA Scholars

First Name

Last Name

Firm

Grade

University

Asier

Berhane

Prairie Capital

Undergrad

Loyola

Paveena

Bhugra

ParkerGale Capital

undergrad

UIUC

Kailing

Cai

Victory Park Capital

MBA

Kellogg

Markayla

Epps

Sandbox Industries

undergrad

Chicago State University

Enrik

Jani

Moderne Ventures

MBA

Booth

Leslie

Jones-Dove

Origin Ventures

undergrad

Uchicago

John

Kim

OCA Ventures

MBA

Booth EMBA

Edyta

Krejner

Jump Capital

undergrad

UIUC

Zain

Nomani

Pritzker Group

undergrad

UIC

Oluwaseyi

Olaleye

Concentric Equity Partners

Undergrad

Stanford

Brooke

White

GE Ventures

undergrad

UChicago

Shirley

Zhang

Victory Park Capital

MBA

Booth