Our mission is to help high potential entrepreneurs from underserved communities gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business.
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL), founded in 2002, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that supports economic development through entrepreneurship. We are experts in creating and implementing small business programming in support of larger economic development objectives. Our services and programs help ambitious "every day" entrepreneurs gain access to the knowledge, networks, and capital necessary to succeed in business. We believe that our efforts to support small businesses can stimulate an entrepreneurial spirit within the community-at-large and empower residents to realize their collective potential.