Entrepreneurial Fellows Class

Most entrepreneurs are successful because they saw a market opportunity and seized it by starting and growing a small business. As the business grows, it gets to a size that requires the owner to deploy more sophisticated management skills.

The IEE’s annual Entrepreneurial Fellows Class is a dynamic, results-oriented educational experience designed to provide business leaders with the direction, knowledge and connections to take their business to the next level.

This unique program is open to CEOs, founders of companies and family business leaders who have achieved at least $1 million in annual revenue. Applicants are carefully selected to bring maximum synergy and value to the class. Qualified applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Participants benefit from custom designed programs and materials, custom matched mentoring, and opportunities for peer learning and sharing – all while building leadership skills for sustained success.

Check out the 2019 EFC curriculum and apply today!

Topics include:

  • Building a Focused Strategic Plan
  • Great Leaders Do Great Things
  • Developing the Ultimate Sales Machine
  • Building and Growing Your Dream Team
  • Your Business/Financial Metrics

Recognizing the many demands on a business owner’s time, the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class is a yearlong program that meets monthly. The value of the program is high, as witnessed by the many companies who have enrolled multiple executives since 1999.



“The Entrepreneurial Fellows Class covers all topics relevant to entrepreneurs, even some that we may not think about. Learning about governance profoundly impacted me and my business. Now I have an advisory board that guides the business to growth and success.”
-Arnie Burchianti II, President, Celtic Healthcare, Inc., Class of 2007

(2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year)

Learn more

To learn more about the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class and how you can benefit from this unique community of entrepreneurs, resources and opportunities contact program manager Nicole Hudson at nhudson@innovation.pitt.edu or call 412-648-1545.


2019 Fellows Brochure

2019 EFC Curriculum

2019 EFC Application 

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