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The Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship hosts conferences and forums for Tuck students, Tuck and Dartmouth alumni, friends of Tuck, and industry experts to exchange ideas and build skills. Most recently, the Center, along with Tuck’s Private Equity Club, hosted the first annual Private Equity and Growth Ventures Conference in February 2006. The day-long event educated Tuck students and alumni about relevant issues and trends in the venture capital and buyout industries, and facilitated networking among leading private equity firms, institutional investors, and growth companies.
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Alumni involved in all forms of private equity, an increasingly growing constituency, have been integrated into school activities, and offer students the opportunity to create an exceptional network of contacts. Most Tuck students agree that they benefit greatly from the support and advice that graduates so readily offer. The Big Green Network is a list of selected private equity industry firms with Tuck and Dartmouth alumni.
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Each summer the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship seeks an MBA summer intern to work closely with the Center's faculty on timely research topics, industry surveys, in-depth studies, and practitioner interviews. Ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of the workings and practices of the private equity industry, excellent research and analytical skills, and a dedicated interest in private equity trends and topics.
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The following is a list of New Hampshire and Vermont resources for entrepreneurs. These links are organized with the most helpful or most comprehensive resources at the top of the list. If you would like to recommend a link for this page or notify us of an expired link, email pecenter@dartmouth.edu.

Student-run organizations bring speakers to campus and arrange informative trips to key companies—such as the Private Equity Club's annual trip to Boston. Clubs also serve as affinity and support points for cultural groups. All students—not just club members—are welcome to participate in club events.
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Each year Tuck sends a student team to the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC). The VCIC is the nation's premiere strategy competition for ventureĞminded and entrepreneurial MBA students. This competition is an opportunity for students from top business schools to test their skills as a venture capitalist. Student teams interact with real entrepreneurs from real companies with real business plans. VCIC exposes students to a variety of activities that ultimately must be integrated into a cohesive investment strategy to be presented to real venture capitalists. Many students describe the VCIC as one of the most valuable learning experience of their MBA careers.
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Each academic year, Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship selects Tuck students who demonstrate interest and achievement in the fields of private equity and entrepreneurship to serve as MBA fellows. The fellows participate in the center's numerous research projects and have the opportunity to meet and host visiting executives. The research projects include conducting industry surveys, studying current topics in the field, interviewing practitioners, and co-authoring cases and reports. The center visitors and guest lecturers include institutional investors, venture capitalists, buyout investors, corporate venturers, angel investors, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and accountants.
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The Dartmouth Endowment Program accepts three Tuck students each year for a year-long unpaid internship conducting projects related to institutional asset management and investment under the guidance of David Russ, Chief Investment Officer of Dartmouth College. Projects range from asset allocation modeling to assessing potential investments in public equities and bonds as well as alternative assets such as real estate, hedge funds, and private equity funds.
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Tuck Faculty and Research

Tuck's faculty members are renowned for their excellent teaching skills and leading edge research. The center plays an integral role in Tuck's process of educating future leaders in entrepreneurship and private equity investing through such courses as Private Equity Finance, Advanced Entrepreneurship, and Field Studies in Private Equity and Growth Ventures, and by supporting internships, fellowships, and independent studies.

Center faculty are thought leaders in the fields of private equity and entrepreneurship, and their work is represented in prestigious publications and industry conferences. They are regular contributors to the Venture Capital Journal, the leading industry magazine, and are often sought as authorities by top business publications, such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

Center faculty also interact with institutional investors, venture capitalists, buy-out investors, corporate venturers, angel investors, entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, industry lawyers and accountants, industry associations, and the media. Through these outreach efforts, the center promotes networking that facilitates the pursuit of venture-backed activities.

In 2002, The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive annual business school survey of MBA recruiters ranked Tuck 4th in entrepreneurship. Also in 2002, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Tuck 4th in a faculty survey.
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The Tuck School offers several MBA courses in the field of private equity and entrepreneurship. Many of these courses are taught by Professors Colin Blaydon, Fred Wainwright, Michael Horvath, and Phil Ferneau.

Tuck's curriculum is integrated from course to course and refreshed with insights from the real world of business. Thanks to the school's close connections with top business leaders, many of whom are Tuck alums, our students have hands-on opportunities to apply learning. Entrepreneurs and private equity professionals are often guest lecturers in the Advanced Entrepreneurship, Private Equity Finance, and Field Studies in Private Equity and Growth Ventures courses, offering students the opportunity to shorten their learning curve and increase the breadth of their knowledge.
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The center sponsors workshops, conferences, and forums for alumni, friends, and industry experts. These events are a good opportunity to exchange ideas on important and timely topics and build skills in new areas.
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For prospective job candidates, networking is critical to finding a job in private equity. Tuck private equity practitioners provide a rich variety of industry perspectives, functional knowledge, and an informed view of what it takes to enter the field and be successful. The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship can help you network with alumni currently working in private equity firms through the Big Green Network.
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