Keiretsu Forum Chicago

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About the Chicago Chapter

Keiretsu Forum Midwest opened its doors in early 2016, launching its first Forum in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is comprised of the States of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin and representing a diverse membership from 25 Cities across the Midwest.

The Chicago Forum was launched in April 2017.  Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area are bustling with entrepreneurial activity.  The availability of a strong air and rail network into Chicago has allowed our Chicago group to attract members from Kansas City, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Iowa City, Des Moines, Minneapolis and Cleveland.  This makes our Chicago membership the most diverse group of investors in the network.

The region is a diverse and thriving business ecosystem. If it were its own economy, it would be the 6th largest economy in the world.  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 and medical technology; 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 gather in Chicago, Ann Arbor and Cincinnati once a month to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world, who participate in an exciting and “one of a kind” 3-City Road Show. 

Contact Information: Headquarters for Keiretsu Forum Midwest are in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For more information on joining Keiretsu Forum Midwest or to present to our Chapter, please contact us at:

Chicago Team

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Sotiris Pagdadis
Keiretsu Forum Midwest
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Park Burrets
Entrepreneur & Due Diligence Director
Keiretsu Forum Midwest
(513) 393-6677
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Sarah Aubrey
Membership & Events Director
Keiretsu Forum Midwest
(513) 693-7098