2021 IVCA Scholar Program is Underway!

2021 IVCA Scholar Program is Underway!

June 23, 2021

IVCA is pleased to announce that the 2021 IVCA Scholar Program began on June 14, 2021.  This 10-week program runs through August 21, 2021.

Click here to learn about this year's 15 Scholars.

Our Scholars began the summer with 4 half-day sessions of presentations designed to introduce the Scholars to fund investing and to the roles of some of our professional business partners. Many thanks to all created and delivered industry content to our Scholars during on our On-Boarding sessions:  

  • Kevin Butts, 50 South Capital
  • Steve Cohen, CIBC
  • Lexi Chron, CIBC
  • Andrew Schwartz, CIBC
  • Chen Ittel, Datavest Partners
  • Michael Gray, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
  • David Baker, Pritzker Private Capital
  • David Gau, Pritzker Private Capital
  • Ira Weiss, Hyde Park Venture Partners & Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Christine Lee, IVCA Scholar Barclays
  • Serena Upadhyay, IVCA Scholar J.P. Morgan
  • Edyta Krejner, IVCA Scholar Morgan Stanley
  • Jose Liberti, Kellogg School of Management
  • Eric Mittermann, PwC
  • Paul Drury, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc.
  • Kyle Griffith, Patriot Capital
  • Tom Kurtz, Patriot Capital
  • Cliff Nelson, Selection Capital
  • Olga Loy, Winston & Strawn

On the schedule for the week of June 21st are Firm Visits with Monroe Capital and Patriot Capital.  Upcoming for the Scholars next week is the 2021 PE/VC Golf Invitational on June 28th.

Our host firms for this year are:

  • Avathon Capital
  • Concentric Equity Partners
  • Frontenac
  • Growth Catalyst Partners
  • GTCR
  • Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • OCA Ventures
  • Patriot Capital
  • Prairie Capital
  • Pritzker Private Capital
  • Sandbox Industries
  • Sawdust Investment Management
  • The Vistria Group
  • Wind Point Partners