Associate Program Information
The Hyde Park Angels Associate Program is focused on providing Associates with invaluable due diligence, market analysis, and relationship-building skills to prepare them for a career in venture capital. Their HPA field experience is paired with academic training led by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab.
At the beginning of each year, Hyde Park Angels goes through a rigorous process to select Associates from hundreds of MBA candidates from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. These Associates each support our three specific industry verticals: Business and Financial Services, Consumer Products and Services, and Digital Media and Technology.
While we provide structured onboarding, as well as education, their skills come from hands-on experience. Our Associates perform due diligence and support deal engagements in their respective verticals. They also work with investors who have domain experience relevant to the deals we evaluate.
The Associates also work collaboratively with the Hyde Park Angels management team to enhance our business processes, conducting detailed investment and landscape analyses, and using their own general and specialized skills to strengthen our team.
Together with their work in the PE/VC Lab, the HPA experience positions our Associates as the most qualified and well-rounded candidates in the venture capital market.
“Participating in the HPA Associate Program gave me the chance to put my investment theses to the test and develop real world sourcing skills that I still use today.” –Joanne Chen, Partner at Foundation Capital
“The HPA Associate Program helped me develop the skills and connections I needed to eventually start my own venture capital fund.” –Guy Turner, Managing Director at Hyde Park Venture Partners
“HPA gave me the opportunity to not only understand investment opportunities, but to find how I could excel in the venture community. We truly got “real world” experience and had support from the group. I value the experience and the relationships I have built, which also helped me secure a full time job in venture!” –Alyssa Jaffee, Senior Associate at Pritzker Group