PLEASANT HILL, Calif. – John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, announced the signing of a Partnership Agreement with Keiretsu Forum, the largest global private equity investment network of accredited angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors.
Through this partnership, JFK University students will have access to entrepreneurs and Keiretsu investment members to gain practical, real life insight into the investment process and be better prepared to start their own businesses.
Keiretsu Forum and JFK University's Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) will also be planning joint events in the Bay Area to bring greater awareness to the value of entrepreneurship and the significance it has on wealth and job creation.
"It is perfect for us to be able to provide our students access to the learning laboratory that Keiretsu Forum represents, especially since the East Bay Chapter is where it all started," said Dr. Raul A. Deju, Director of JFK University's IEL.
At the signing of the Partnership Agreement, Randi Williams, founder and CEO of Keiretsu, said, "We are delighted to work together with JFKU through this partnership. Keiretsu Forum has always been active in activities to promote the education of future entrepreneurs as they are the backbone of our country’s growth and in fact that of the whole world."
About John F. Kennedy University
Founded in 1964, John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, was among the first institutions of higher education in California committed to lifelong learning for adults. Today, the University’s three Colleges and Continuing Education division provide innovative higher education opportunities to more than 2,000 professionals who, despite a full range of life responsibilities, are determined to advance their education and improve their future. The Continuing Education division provides professional development education to more than 2,500 individuals per year. A pioneer of education that integrates theory and practice, John F. Kennedy University and its students touch the lives of more than 30,000 people in Bay Area communities every year through their support of outreach centers and public programs. For more information, visit www.JFKU.edu.
About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. In addition to John F. Kennedy University, the affiliates of the National University System are National University; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the National University System Institute for Policy Research, National University Golf Academy, and the Center for Integrative Health. For more information, visit: www.nusystem.org.
About the Keiretsu Forum
Keiretsu Forum is the largest global private equity investment network of accredited angel investors, venture capitalists, and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high quality, diverse investment opportunities in emerging technologies, health care, life sciences, real estate, consumer products and other industries with high growth opportunities. The Keiretsu Forum also aims to strengthen its local communities through education on angel investing as well as through charitable and social activities. Founded in the East Bay, the Forum now has 19 chapters around the globe in cities such as London, Paris, Madrid, Singapore and Beijing. For more information on Keiretsu Forum, visit www.keiretsuforum.com.