Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Finance
The primary mission of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance (CVCPEEF) is:
- To advance and promote academic and applied research on entrepreneurship, venture capital and private equity investments by MSU faculty and students;
- To disseminate academic and applied research and core knowledge on these topics to our community of students, alumni, venture capital and private equity professionals, and high-tech, biotech university entrepreneurs and to engage our students in hands-on entrepreneurial and venture capital projects;
- To reach out and build mutually beneficial relationships with MSU alumni entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity professionals, with Michigan-based entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity firms, with the Michigan Venture Capital Association and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, etc.
- To actively collaborate with similar entrepreneurship/venture capital centers at our peer institutions across the United States and around the world on research, teaching and outreach activities.
The Director of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance is Dr. Zsuzsanna Fluck, Associate Professor of Finance.
NEWS: Inaugural Broad MBA Business Plan Competition is launched in 2012.
NEWS: CVCPEEF receives MIIE grant for research on business development for disruptive technologies in 2011/2012.
NEWS: CVCPEEF receives Michigan’s 21st Century Job Fund Grant in 2007-2009.