Keiretsu Forum Midwest

United States

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About the Midwest Chapter

Keiretsu Forum Midwest opened its doors in 2016, launching its first Forum in Cincinnati. It is comprised of the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Headquarters for Keiretsu Forum Midwest are in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The region is a diverse and thriving business ecosystem. With one of the lowest costs of doing business and living in the U.S., it is home to some of the most vibrant Fortune® 500 companies, who actively support tech and innovation growth. With the support of corporations and regional economic development engines, the Midwest is fast attracting a vibrant start-up scene and becoming an epicenter for innovation and investment.  This is aided by an affordable cost of living, world class universities and research centers.   The recent announcement of the smart cities award to the City of Columbus was followed by significant private sector investment. The growth of medical start-ups in Ann Arbor; the establishment of Chicago as a pivotal center for financial innovation; the establishment of Cincinnati as a world class destination for branding, marketing and consumer goods and the rebirth of Detroit as a vibrant tech center, are all contributing to the early successes at Keiretsu Forum Midwest.  Our members currently gather in Cincinnati from throughout our region once a month to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world.  Discussions are ongoing in Louisville, Indianapolis, St Louis, Cleveland, Chicago, and Detroit to build a physical presence.

Keiretsu Forum works with the regional investment community, and its network of over 2500 angel investors around the world, to bring a focus and disciple to private equity and angel investing that is second to none in the industry.

Keiretsu Forum Midwest focuses on an array of business disciplines, amongst which are: Business software applications and technology-enabled services
•  Internet of Things and Big Data • Digital marketing technologies
•  Bioscience products
• Digital health care/informatics
•  Sustainability solutions
•  Smart cities and smart transportation solutions
•  Food and Agribusiness
•  Real estate.

Our motto is “Great Association with Quality Deal Flow.” We live up to our motto by creating a vibrant environment for the investor community to gather socially, exchange ideas, bring and assess deal flow. We provide educational stimulation by bringing guest speakers from a variety of industries for our members. We are also very active in the world of philanthropy and seek to be strong participants in our community.

Beyond giving the opportunity for our network of over 2500 angel investors to take a look at our local deal flow, we also work with start-up companies in coaching and offer them access to professional training.

Contact Information: For more information on joining Keiretsu Forum Midwest or to present to our Chapter, please contact us at:

Keiretsu Forum Midwest meetings are held at:

The University Club of Cincinnati
401 East 4th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 

Midwest Team

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