Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well.
Since 2011, the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) at John F. Kennedy University has been developing the capacity of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Participants start our programs with an abundance of passion. They leave our programs with confidence, skills, and perspectives that give them a far greater chance of turning their passion into a sustainable enterprise. We are delighted to participate in this transformation. It is infectious and fuels us to continuously pursue the dream of expanding, innovating, and growing IEL so that we can continue this rewarding mission.
It is with great pride that I present to you the 2015 annual update on our progress. (See the right sidebar to download and view.) This document includes data about our impact and stories about our graduates’ entrepreneurial journeys. Our hope is that you also will be inspired to continue believing in entrepreneurship and in our entrepreneurs - those who think differently and pursue a vision in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
We appreciate the support we receive from our multifaceted community of stakeholders – be it in the form of time, financial support, or referrals! Your contributions make it possible to realize the dream of our founder, Dr. Raul Deju – to ensure that entrepreneurs from all walks of life are given the opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial journey.
Director, Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership