What We Do
The VCPE Club aims to provide professional development, networking, and educational opportunities for those interested in the private equity industry. The VCPE Club connects members to industry leaders and investment professionals through speaker events, conferences, competitions, and treks. Our events and initiatives help members develop long-lasting relationships with MIT faculty and alumni, with prominent private equity firms in Boston, New York, London, and the world.
The VCPE Club brings together those who are interested in venture capital investing as well as those following entrepreneurial pursuits. We provide opportunities for members to learn more about the investment life cycle, financing process, and partnership between investors and entrepreneurs. Our events help members develop connections across the MIT community as well as engage with the vibrant venture capital firms in Boston, Silicon Valley, and around the world.
Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition
The VCPE Club has developed an emerging Search Fund community around MIT that includes well-known investors in the Search Fund space and searchers from all around the world. We develop initiatives to connect searchers and investors through speaker series, our MIT ETA Workshop, conferences and treks. A relevant number of graduates have launched their own Search Funds in recent years.
The VCPE Club is committed to promoting and developing entrepreneurship, in particular, promoting the commercialization of MIT technologies. In addition to the variety of educational events we offer, we provide opportunities for members to work at start-ups first-hand. The VCPE Club partners with the MIT Venture Mentoring Service and Science and Engineering Business Club to create VenturesShips. This program brings teams of cross-departmental MIT students to local work with real start-up companies.
In addition, our club partners with the MIT Sloan Career Development Office to prepare a resume book for club members targeting opportunities at portfolio companies of 40+ leading venture capital firms.