Find the Resources and Mentorship You Need

Do you have an idea for a startup? The Pritzker Group Venture Fellows Program (formerly known as LaunchU) was established by the Pritzker Group Venture Capital in the spring of 2013 with a vision to accelerate Chicago’s next successful startups. The program includes a rigorous selection process that involves choosing technology company founders to participate in the 12-week summer program. Pritzker Group Venture Fellows are mentored by Pritzker Group Venture Capital’s investment and operating professionals. In addition, the startup teams receive a $20,000 investment, co-working space at 1871, Chicago’s startup incubator, and access to PGVC’s network of entrepreneurial and corporate relationships.

Application Information

Applications are due in mid-April and interviews are held in late April and early May. The program runs from June through August. Questions about the program application process? Contact the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative via kiei@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

About Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Pritzker Group Venture Capital is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve greatness. Since 1996, PGVC has invested in more than 100 technology companies, at every stage of growth, across the U.S. PGVC works side-by-side with entrepreneurs, aiming to build a partnership based on both trust and integrity. Created in 2013, the Pritzker Group Venture Fellows Program aims to help talented student entrepreneurs with the early funding and mentorship needed to launch their startup.

Featured Pritzker Group Venture Fellows

Mathew Elenjickal '14

FourKites

FourKites partners with a network of major GPS providers to provide real-time truck locations as no one has before. FourKites believes time is money, communication is key and relationships are built to last.

Press for FourKites:

FourKites, a Chicago Startup Helping Shippers Track Trucks Smarter, Raises $1.25M

Northwestern Spinout Gets $1.3M

FourKites Raises $1.25M to Track Delivery Trucks on the Job

Stephen Lane '16

FlyHomes

FlyHomes makes home buying seamless, transparent and fun. FlyHomes has reimagined how real estate brokerages work.

Press for FlyHomes

You Can Now Earn Miles on Your Entire Home Purchase

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