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Combining Passion with Expertise: Advice on Operating

via the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

"Produced by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth, the ETA Insider Podcast series features all things related to entrepreneurship through acquisition. As one of the only podcasts on ETA, this podcast explores perspectives from different types of searchers (incubated, traditional, and self-funded), insights from recent, successful exits, advice from current operators, and reflections from search fund investors. The ETA Insider Podcast is hosted by Brian O’Connor, MBA ’08.

This episode features Mia Jackson, CEO of Vital Care Industries, a medical surgical supplies manufacturer. With a background in operations, supply chain, and finance, Mia discusses how acquiring Vital Care Industries combined her expertise with her passion for healthcare. In this episode, Brian interviews Mia on her career in entrepreneurship through acquisition, her advice to future searchers on how to strategically prepare to operate during the search, and the importance of building networks throughout the search process and as an operator. Released April 28, 2023"