2021 IVCA Scholar Program - Final Update

August 18, 2021

The IVCA Scholars are finishing up their 10-week internships on August 20th.  Successful completion of the program includes:
  • 10-weeks at a member firm
  • Introductions/networking with IVCA members
  • Financial modeling certification from Adventis

We are happy to announce that the IVCA Scholar OUTSTANDING NETWORKER AWARD goes to Baron Cao from UChicago who spent the summer working with the team at Pritzker Private Capital.  Baron bagged 17 separate networking meetings/calls during the summer; 14 of those were self-generated!  Baron’s prize is a set of Beats headphones in lava red! Great job Baron!
The week of August 9th Scholars virtually visited host firms FrontenacGTCR and OCA Ventures
They close out the program with this week's visits to Pritzker Private CapitalAvathon Capital and Vistria.
Throughout the 10-week program, this year's 15 Scholars spent their time between interning at their host private equity or venture capital firm, virtual firm visits with each of the host firms and presentations from IVCA member Professional Advisor firms.  They attended the PE/VC Golf Outing in June also had the opportunity, courtesy of Hyde Park Venture Partners to socialize at a Wrigley rooftop event with IVCA members.

Thank you to all of our host firms, professional advisors and on-boarding presenters who generously gave their time and shared their expertise with our students this year!  If your firm is interested in hosting a Scholar during the summer of 2022, please contact Kathy Pyne.   If you have a job posting you’d like to share with IVCA Scholar alums, please contact Maura O’Hara.

Click here to learn about this year's 15 Scholars.
Thank you to our 2021 IVCA Scholar host firms:

  • 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