CPEVC MBA Fellows Program

Venture Capital & Ayres Private Equity Fellows

Comprised of two cohorts, the Venture Capital and Ayres Private Equity Fellows, the CPEVC MBA Fellows Program provides Tuck students interested in private equity and venture capital with opportunities that further their knowledge of and experience in these industries.  The Ayres Private Equity Fellows program is generously supported by Charles Ayres T'87, Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital Advisory Board member. 

Applications for the CPEVC Fellows Program open in December to first-year Tuck students with selection taking place by the end of January.  This gives Fellows the chance to begin their fellowships at the end of winter term of their first year for a full four-term fellowship, allowing them to become more involved with the Center earlier in their Tuck journey and career search. 

Through the CPEVC MBA Fellows program, Tuck students gain:

  • Unique networking and learning opportunities with visiting executives in the Venture Capital and Private Equity class, as well in center-sponsored fireside chats, workshops, conferences, and public lectures
  • Deeper understanding of the role of private equity and venture capital in today's markets, the issues and opportunities 
  • Insight into careers, with support for individual professional goals
  • Opportunities to pursue projects in areas of particular interest to them

MBA Fellows Projects

A key part of the CPEVC MBA Fellowship is a project which can include independent study projects under the guidance of a faculty sponsor, developing teaching notes or case studies, or career-oriented research topics valuable to a student’s career search. 

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Tuck Asset Management (“TAM”) Program

The Center, through the TAM program, oversees a long-term only fund (“The Bundy Fund”) and a long/short-term equity fund (“The Boyle Fund”).  Each fund deploys capital based on student generated investment ideas.  An investment committee composed of alumni and Tuck faculty votes on student proposals, sets risk limits, and provides feedback. Students conduct weekly conference calls with the investment committee to discuss markets, sectors, and investment proposals. The TAM program provides students with practical experience researching, proposing, and evaluating long and short positions in a multi-strategy portfolio.

Investment capital for the TAM program is provided through the generous donations of Harvey Bundy III (Tuck ’68), Principal, William Blair and Company, and Perry Boyle (Tuck ’88), Director of Research, SAC Capital Advisors. Learn more about the TAM program.




CPEVC presents several major conferences throughout the year with attendance open to the Tuck and Dartmouth community, industry professionals, and members of the general public.

Tuck Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

The Tuck Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference is presented each February by the CPEVC and the Tuck Private Equity and Venture Capital Club. For over 15 years, Tuck and Dartmouth alumni, students, faculty, staff, and members of the greater private equity and venture capital communities have gathered in Hanover to discuss current issues and forge new connections. Previous events have featured presentations, lunchtime practitioner mentoring sessions, and panel discussions with PE and VC business leaders, concluding with an afternoon networking reception.

Tuck Virtual Summit on AgTech

This online conference focuses on expanding access to trends and issues in agriculture and technology and is presented by CPEVC and the Tuck Food and Ag Club. Learn more about this innovative conference that attracted over 1000 registered attendees from 48 different countries in 2020.


Tuck Emerging Markets Conference

Organized by VC Fellows Teo Gonzalez T’21 and Titi Arasi T’21, the upcoming Tuck Emerging Markets Conference will focus on bringing together ideas that are pertinent to entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, and students who are interested in emerging markets and frontier markets.  This virtual event will be held November 12-14, 2020 and include practitioners and experts from around the globe to discuss emerging issues and trends regarding emerging and frontier markets.

Tuck Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Research Conference

This research group advances interdisciplinary research in private equity and venture capital. Both theoretical and empirical work is encouraged. Interaction among scholars occurs on a continuous basis throughout the year and culminates in an annual conference, to be held virtually in October 2020 and hosted by CPEVC.  Previously called the Finance, Organizations, and Markets Conference, Tuck hosted the 2016 and 2018 conferences in Hanover, NH.