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What is the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship?
The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship is a research center at the Tuck School of Business focused on private equity and entrepreneurship research and education. The Center focuses on macro and micro issues relating to private equity: capital markets, financing structures, governance and entrepreneurship. It brings together leading practitioners, academics, and students to develop insights into private equity investing, improve practitioner capabilities, and nurture successful new ventures. The Center's main initiatives are research, outreach, and education.

Who runs the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship?
The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship is led by Colin Blaydon, Dean Emeritus at the Tuck School of Business and the William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management at Tuck. For more information on the professor and other members of the Center Team, visit the Center Team.

What practitioners are affiliated with the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship?
The Center's Advisory Board includes leading practitioners from all realms of private equity investing. Visit the Advisory Board page for a list of the Advisory Board members and their bios. The Center also hosts a robust Visiting Lecturer Program which brings private equity practitioners and entrepreneurs into the classroom to share first-hand their business experiences. Please visit our Visiting Lecturer page to see a current list.

Where can I find more about the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship's research and writings?
In the Research section of this site you will find summaries of the research currently underway by Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship professors. The Center also publishes a bi-monthly column in the Venture Capital Journal. Its directors are regularly quoted in the business press as authorities on private equity. Visit the News section of this site to see recent citations.

Where can I park on campus when visiting or attending an event sponsored by the Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Center?
There is limited visitor parking near Tuck Circle and in the Cummings Lot behind Thayer School. However, parking is limited and campus visitors may need to park in the Dewey Field Lot which is a 15 minute walk to Tuck or a 5 minute shuttle ride. Shuttles run daily from Dewey and Tuck every 10 minutes from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

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I am a journalist and need to speak with a professor in the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship . What should I do?
Contact Kim Keating, Director of Public Relations, by phone at 603-646-2733 or by email at kim.keating@tuck.dartmouth.edu. You may also email Professor Colin Blaydon directly:
colin.blaydon@tuck.dartmouth.edu

Does the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship offer courses to the public?
The Center seeks to educate and inform both MBA students and practitioners. The professors who direct the Center teach courses on private equity and entrepreneurship as part of the Tuck MBA program. Practitioners and others interested in the field of private equity can attend forums or events organized by the center, as well as consider registering for executive education programs.

How can I network with Tuck and Dartmouth alumni in the private equity community?
The Big Green Network is a partial listing of private equity firms with Tuck and Dartmouth alumni. Students and alumni can also search the Alumni Database for other Tuck contacts. In addition, the Center sponsors events throughout the year to help Tuck and Dartmouth alumni and students network with each other and with other leaders of the private equity community.

I am looking for a job with a private equity firm, what should I do?
Visit our Career Guide. Search the VC Firm Directory to research firms and contact them directly about jobs or internship opportunities. If you are a Tuck student or graduate, you also have access to job listings through the Career Services Office. Students may also want to email us at pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu to set up a time to have an introductory discussion with the Center's Visiting Lecturers.

Do you have a mentor program for someone interested in a career in private equity?
While the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship does not have a mentor program, you may consider applying to the Kauffman Fellows Program, a post-graduate educational program for venture capital and high-growth entrepreneurship.

I am interested in working for a startup company during the summer, but they do not offer a full salary. Can you help?
If you are a Tuck student, you may be able to benefit from the Maynard Entrepreneurial Internship Program, funded by Tuck alumnus and Center Advisory Board member Fred Maynard T'85. Students interested in applying or learning more about past interns' experiences should contact Tuck's Career Development Office at tuck.cdo@tuck.dartmouth.edu or the Tuck Entrepreneurship Initiative at entrepreneurship@tuck.dartmouth.edu.

I have an idea for a business, what should I do next?
If you are a Tuck student, you may be able to focus your First Year Project on developing an idea into a business plan. The Advanced Entrepreneurship course is designed to give you the tools to turn a business plan into a high-growth company. Also, the Barris Incubator Program provides qualifying student start-ups with a wide range of services to assist with the growth of their businesses up to launch- and beyond. Additionally, the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) provides resources for all members of the Dartmouth community.

My new venture needs capital, can you help?
The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship works closely with venture firms and angel networks. If you are a Dartmouth or Tuck alum and would like to talk with us about your venture, please email us at pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu. The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) is another resource for all members of the Dartmouth community.

Our company has an idea for a project that a group of Tuck students may want to work on. How can I get in touch with students?
Students participating in First Year Projects and members of the Tuck Student Consulting Services may be interested in working with your company. Email us at pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu with a short project description and we will try to connect you with a group of students.

Do you have a glossary of terms?
We maintain a Private Equity Glossary under the Resources section.

Is the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship involved with student clubs at Tuck that will help me learn about private equity?
The Private Equity Club, Finance Club, Technology Club and Entrepreneurs Club are all popular student clubs that offer a variety of programs and activities.

Is there a mailing list that I can sign up for?
If you would like to receive updates about Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship news and events, please send an email to pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu with your name, email address, company and company title, and we will add you to our mailing list.

How can I get involved with the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship?
If you are a current Tuck student, consider taking a course. Visit the MBA Courses section of our site for a list of courses. You may want to set up a meeting with the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship to discuss your career goals and interests in private equity (email us at pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu). The Center also sponsors a Visiting Lecturer series that provides opportunities for students to meet with private equity professionals.

If you are an alumnus or friend of the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship or you work in private equity, you can contact us (pecenter@tuck.dartmouth.edu) to set up a campus visit and meet with students, offer an internship to a student, or find students to work on a project for your firm.

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