Interested in membership?

An Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) membership provides opportunities for personal and professional growth through education, networking, individualized consulting, and custom matched peer forums. While membership levels vary to meet the specific needs of established entrepreneurs, families in business, and strategic-level executives, every level has access to these benefits:

Educational Programs

Educational Programs

The IEE hosts monthly thought-provoking educational programs delivered by renowned speakers on topics relevant to family-owned and closely held businesses. Explore an unfamiliar topic or strengthen core skills – our programs range from providing customer excellence, offering diverse perspectives, to exploring economic outlooks and more. Learn More

Network Opportunities

Networking Opportunities

Built on making connections, the IEE recognizes the importance of networking. We provide opportunities for our members to become better connected in the entrepreneurial community through monthly educational seminars, annual socials, and relationship building events throughout the year.

Custom Consulting

Custom Consulting

A team of consultants are available to assist members throughout every step of their business. Consultants specialize in areas such as financial strategy and loan assistance, marketing, environmental compliance, product development, family business consulting, and more.


Huntington Bank Peer Forums

For platinum, gold, and silver members to choose to add this to their membership, professionally facilitated peer forums are held throughout the year for entrepreneurs to exchange insights and experience with each other in a confidential environment. Each forum is composed of a small group of carefully matched members who regularly meet to explore the professional, family and personal aspects of operating a business.

Additional Member Benefits:

  • Internship/Employee Placement Assistance through the University of Pittsburgh
  • Bi-monthly Member Newsletter
  • Exclusive Access to IEE Directory of 200+ Companies
  • Access to Private LinkedIn Member Community
  • Discounted Tuition for the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class
  • Custom Website Assessment
  • Secret Shopping
  • Notary Services

Let us know a little about you.

IEE Membership provides great opportunities to connect with fellow western PA business leaders, so connecting with us is a great first step. Complete the quick form below to give us some details on you and your business and we’ll be in touch.