The Chair of Innovation and Corporate Transformation is WHU's hub for research, education and outreach on entrepreneurial finance and private equity.
Our mission is to produce leading edge thinking in the entrepreneurial context, train our students in analytical and decision skills relevant to entrepreneurial finance, private equity and corporate transformation, offer them opportunities to engage in hands-on venture and corporate restructuring projects, foster strong relationships between WHU and the venture capital and private equity community and aid policy makers through original, expert insights.
We collaborate with some of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, corporate venture investors, family offices, and private equity firms.
We also actively support the annual Campus For Finance - Private Equity Conference (PEC), which is an internationally acknowledged forum for exchanging and cultivating ideas on hot button issues, key opportunities and major challenges confronting private equity and venture capital. The conference is organized by a dedicated team of WHU students. Prof. Ozcan is the Academic Director of the PEC.
Our current activities include:
- Venture Capital Courses
- WHU Venture Capital Speakers Series
- Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Thesis Program
- Experiential Projects
- External PhD Program for VC and PE Professionals