4/17/2013 PE Breakfast Series at Linden Capital Partners
2/21/2013 Winter Quarter PEVC Lab Speaker Series: Mats Lederhausen, CEO of Be-Cause, LLC will give a talk: "Doing Well By Doing Good-Why Purpose is the New Frontier of Capitalism." 12:15-1:15. Jacobs 1246.
2/20/2013 Each year, the Kellogg Private Equity Venture Capital Conference serves as the premier academic venture capital and private equity conference in the Chicago area, bringing together some of the biggest names and brightest minds involved in venture capital and private equity. The 2013 Kellogg PEVC Conference, titled "Evolution: The Convergence of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship," will be held on February 20, 2013.
2/8/2013 Kellogg Team Wins Internal and Regional Venture Capital Investment Competitions (VCIC). A team of five Kellogg students (David Fischer, Adam Hopson, Robbie Salter, Rushi Sheth, and Viren Tellis) earned first place besting teams from 5 MBA programs. They will compete in the international finals in April.
2/8/2013. PE Breakfast Series at Sterling Partners, Chicago, IL
1/30/2013. PE Breakfast Series at Waud Capital Partners.
11/07/2012. PE Breakfast Series at Adams Street Partners.
10/31/2012. PE Breakfast Series at Madison Dearborn Partners.
The Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is the new home for private equity and venture capital at the Kellogg School of Management. We will accomplish this mission through three related efforts:
Research. It is the role of the center to fund academic research on the PEVC industry. Research is the foundation of today’s top business schools. By funding basic research by Kellogg faculty, we are able to build a foundation of understanding into how the industry functions and the role the PEVC industry plays in our economy. Knowledge creation is the first mission of the center.
Education. Our second mission is knowledge dissemination. The Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is the home to Kellogg’s educational efforts in private equity and venture capital. This starts with an understanding of the basic disciplines. As a school well known for strength across departments, this is the foundation upon which our students build. The Finance Department and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital offers a set of advanced courses in private equity and venture capital. They include traditional classroom based courses as well as experiential courses where students apply their knowledge and learn new skills inside PE or VC firms.
Alumni Outreach. The third mission of the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is to reach out to our alumni, inform them of current projects, and incorporate them into the processes of creating and disseminating knowledge. Many industries depend upon relationships, this is especially true in the PEVC industry. The center aspires to strengthen the Kellogg PE/VC alumni network. Strong support from our alumni is what makes Kellogg and the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital possible.
Please explore these pages to find out what we are doing in each of the three areas of the Center's missions. The web site will help the Center bring together the different members of the Kellogg community who have an interest in the private equity and venture capital industry.
Our History and Benefactors
The Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital is named after and endowed by Mr. Ned Heizer (1929-2009). With a background in accounting at Arthur Andersen, investment banking at Kidder Peabody, and management consulting at Booz Allen and Hamilton, Mr. Heizer decided to use his knowledge and experience to invest in small startup firms. From 1962 to 1968, Mr. Heizer built the venture capital arm of Allstate Insurance Company. In 1969, he launched the Heizer Corporation, a vehicle to invest in young, high growth firms and a precursor to the venture capital firms we know today. Over the sixteen year history of his firm, Mr. Heizer accumulated an impressive investment record. As important to him as his financial success, is the role he and his firm were able to play in growing businesses and creating employment in important segments of the economy. A list of Mr. Heizer’s investments include Amdahl, Federal Express, Intel, and Material Science Corporation. In appreciation for his contribution to the industry Mr. Heizer received the Stanley C. Golder Medal from the Illinois Venture Capital Association for his pioneering efforts in venture capital in 2004 where he was described as “an innovator, an absolutely brilliant guy, and the father of venture capital, not only in Chicago but nationwide.” It is Mr. Heizer’s foresight and financial generosity that makes the Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital possible.