Employer: PEAK6 Investments
Designed for rising college seniors of all backgrounds and majors, the PEAK6 2020 Boot Camp is a highly engaging end-of-summer weeklong program that will develop your skills as a leader and future business operator. Working with a small team of peers, you will build and test a prototype with customers to tackle real challenges that PEAK6 companies face. You will learn how to focus your efforts on the right problems, efficiently bring your ideas to life, quickly test your solutions, and iterate on the insights collected. This comprehensive educational experience offers an introduction to what we believe is the Operator 101 toolkit—business strategy, leadership and communication in groups, behavior science, design thinking and more. Here are the PEAK6 Boot Camp’s key points:Weeklong sprint program solving a large current problem, by testing new ideasLocated at PEAK6 headquarters in Chicago (Board of Trade Building)Mentorship from PEAK6’s founders, executives, and previous Boot CampersCollaborative and challenging experience focused on learningFully funded including flights and housingOpportunity for future full-time employment consideration at PEAK6 companiesAlumni of the PEAK6 Boot Camp have worked in a variety of the firm’s portfolio companies and have the opportunity to gain experience as operators across a wide array of industries, from e-sports to financial services and beyond. Notable alumni of the boot camp include the CEO of Evil Geniuses and 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, as well as the Director of Business Development at Apex Clearing. PEAK6 seeks out operators who are leaders and pursue the challenge of running businesses the way they ought to be.Boot Campers should have:A graduation date between December 2020 – June 2021Availability from August 16-22, 2020Entrepreneurial and creative mindsetDesire and aptitude to lead, motivate, progress and achieveWritten and verbal communication skillsDemonstrated leadership experience and abilityLegal authorization to work in the United StatesIf interested, please apply below and we will get back to you.PEAK6 BackgroundPEAK6 is a leading investment firm headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building. More than 20 years ago, we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology into our trading business. Today, we leverage our technical ingenuity and operational ability across a number of investment areas, spanning early- to mid-stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and even sports management. We have both built and operated several leading financial technology firms and today our team includes our proprietary trading business, a digital wealth clearinghouse, an outsourced technology platform for flood insurance, a leading e-sports organization and much more.At PEAK6, we are in the business of what ought to be—seeking out transformational opportunities and making them better, more useful, more valuable. We believe successful companies are defined by more than their bottom line or balance sheet alone—financial performance is just an outcome. Businesses are defined by the people who each bring their own set of skills, strengths, weaknesses, incentives, passions and energy. It’s the people who operate a business, identify opportunities, manage resources, execute on strategic objectives and combine creativity with good judgment. We recognize that the true heroes of global enterprise are the operators, and we have found that the best operators act like owners as well—people who take action responsibly and do things the way they ought to be done. Our investment philosophy is primarily driven by our experience as operators. We have found this lens significantly increases the probability of success.