University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The Polsky Center at Chicago Booth advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, research, conferences, competitions, and global and community outreach. The Polsky Center is the foremost resource for all Booth students and alumni as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers at Chicago Booth.

Chicago Booth began offering entrepreneurship courses in the 1970s. By 1998, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the school had established the entrepreneurship center. In 2002, Michael Polsky, ’87, founder, president, and CEO of Invenergy LLC, endowed and named the center so that it could continue to grow. He credits Chicago Booth with giving him the “complete package as an entrepreneur.”

The Polsky Center is run by a team of professionals committed to promoting and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as an entrepreneurial advisory board, made up of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity investors. The Polsky Center depends on gifts and support to produce its programs and events. Through sponsorship of conferences, competitions, student internships, and other center activities, you can help advance entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth.

The Polsky Center recently began offering the Social Enterpreneurship Lab. In the lab students will gain an first-hand working understanding of social entrepreneurship . Students work will local nonprofit and for profit businesses that have a social mission.

The goal for the students is to gain enough understanding in the particular business that they can make targeted recommendations designed to help the enterprise grow.

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