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Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity

Founded in 1994, with a specialized focus on entrepreneurial finance and investment, the Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) offers research, teaching and practitioner programs to encourage the channeling of equity capital to build companies and to harvest and recycle capital in emerging fields. The Center oversees the finance and investment component of entrepreneurial studies at the Ross School of Business. CVP's initiatives include connecting the School’s entrepreneurial network to the financial community through its CVP Venture Academy, FTC Practicum, and Michigan Growth Capital Symposium. The Center contributes to the full spectrum of entrepreneurial education and programs administered through the School's Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Led by Professor David J. Brophy, the Center oversees the finance and investment component of entrepreneurial studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. CVP contributes to the full spectrum of student-centric, action-based learning, which forms the core of entrepreneurial education and programs administered through the Ross School of Business's Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

The Center's beneficiaries better understand how to form, finance and develop, innovative, fast growth-oriented entrepreneurial efforts, whether as start-ups, expanding companies, or as recapitalized, restructured or redirected enterprises (i.e. buyouts). The Center offers research, teaching and practitioner involvement programs to encourage the channeling of equity capital to build companies and harvest and recycle capital in new and emerging fields of opportunity.

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