Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
The Polsky Center advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, research, conferences, competitions, and global and community outreach. The Polsky Center is the foremost resource for all Booth students and alumni as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers at Chicago Booth. Chicago Booth began offering entrepreneurship courses in the 1970s. By 1998, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the school had established the entrepreneurship center. In 2002, Michael Polsky, ‘87, founder, president, and CEO of Invenergy LLC, endowed and named the center so that it could continue to grow. The Polsky Center is run by a team of professionals committed to promoting and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as an entrepreneurial advisory board, made up of some of the country’s leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and private equity investors.