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 40 venture financings and currently has board responsibilities for Red Foundry, Future Simple, Pinpoint MD, Tradeking and Alert Logic. 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.