The Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance (CVP) oversees the finance and investment component of entrepreneurial studies at the University of Michigan Stephen M. 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.
Financing Technology Commercialization
The FTC Practicum has helped 115 companies, 25 of which have succeeded in raising the funds, and over half of the companies served by the practicum have been featured in subsequent national venture capital conferences.