Faculty & Research

Jason M. Heltzer

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Jason Heltzer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Outside of academia, Heltzer is a General Partner at OCA Ventures. Since joining OCA in 2001, Heltzer has been involved in over 45 venture financings and currently serves on the board of Red Foundry, Base CRM and Whittl. Previously, Heltzer had board responsibilities for Alert Logic (acquired by Welsh Carson), TradeKing and Pinpoint Health. Heltzer also led OCA’s investments in Cartavi (acquired by Docusign), Brightnest (acquired by Angie’s list) and FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon). Previously, Heltzer was as a management consultant and technical architect for Deloitte Consulting, and he led engineering and business teams at 1stUp, a San Francisco startup.

Heltzer earned his MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Chicago Booth with high honors. While he was a student at Booth, Heltzer was a Siebel Scholar and was selected for the Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP), where he won first place in the national Kauffman Case Competition.

Heltzer is an active Booth alumnus: in 2011 he was awarded the Alumni Angel Award, which recognizes outstanding contribution to the professional and personal development of current Chicago Booth students. He is also active inside the classroom at Booth: he has been a guest lecturer in the Private Equity Lab since 2002, and a judge for New Venture Challenge since 2004.

Heltzer also holds a BS in computer science, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan, where he founded a fraternity and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Heltzer serves on the boards of Temple Sholom of Chicago and the University of Chicago Private Equity Network (CPEN), which he founded in 2003.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
34702 Private Equity/Venture Capital Lab 2015 (Spring)