The Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) is an initiative of John F. Kennedy University that is designed to stimulate and scale entrepreneurship and job creation in the Bay Area. Underscored by a robust cross-sector partnership IEL strives to improve our local economic, environmental, and social well-being, one student-entrepreneur and one business at a time.
IEL provides a full range of training, education, consulting, advising, mentoring, pathways to resources and capital, and networking opportunities that support the new and emerging entrepreneur. IEL is centered in JFK University’s Continuing and Extended Education division and serves as a primary educational partner for the entire university community and to local public, private, and nonprofit communities. IEL works with businesses, investors, policy makers, foundations, academic, and student-entrepreneurs to design, develop, and grow new and emerging ventures that are focused on creating local job opportunities and sustainable enterprises to meet the local needs across a variety of major and niche industries and sectors.
IEL aims to: