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Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Education and Resources
for Today’s Businesses

Precision Entrepreneurship™. That’s what we are all about.

At the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL), we customize our services to fit precisely with what entrepreneurs need, when they need it. We help them achieve their goals.

Whether you are a new entrepreneur with a great idea or an experienced small business owner, choose what is right for you. We will work together to create, build and grow your business.

We have been working with the CEOs and entrepreneurs who run startups and growth businesses since 2011. Our 160 IEL Entrepreneurs have collectively created or grown businesses that generated nearly $1.9 billion in revenues and employing over 7,500 people in 2014.

The bottom line… We empower passionate entrepreneurs to achieve exceptional results! Precisely!

Here are ways we can support your entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Certificate in Advanced Entrepreneurship -This small group, facilitated learning experience is designed around your business. The interactive classes in this 12-unit undergraduate certificate provide you with the tools you need to build a business plan and a powerful elevator pitch for your business. And with classes once-a-week in the evening, you can run your business during the day while building your business acumen.
  • Resident Entrepreneur Program - Come get your business off the ground by joining a community of resident entrepreneurs at our Concord Business Accelerator. We’ll provide you the usual office amenities, of course, but you will also get free access to our valuable mentoring services, legal services, and our network of business advisors.
  • E2 (Emerging Entrepreneur) Pitch Contests - Feel like you are ready to take your business to the next level? Come pitch your business to our panel of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals. It’s a great opportunity to hone your speaking skills and get invaluable feedback. We’re a much friendly version of “Shark Tank”…designed to help you improve your pitch, meet great connections, and be successful!
  • Seminars and Special Conferences - Have a specific topic in mind that you want to learn more about? Come to one of our many community seminars and workshops held throughout the year. These are valuable events to discover resources to propel your business as well as great networking opportunities. We are always adding new topics based on the input of area entrepreneurs. So if you have a topic you’d love to learn more about, email us at iel@jfku.edu. We’ll also let you know what’s available!

Mentoring is a key component of all of our programs. It’s great to learn how to run and build a business, but our network of mentors - successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, and top level executives – can help you apply this knowledge to your specific business challenges.

Ready to get started? Call, email or drop by. We’d love to see how we can help you build a great, sustainable business!

IEL Business Accelerator
2151 Salvio Street, Suite 350
Concord, CA 94520

iel@jfku.edu
925.969.3525