Keiretsu Forum Cincinnati

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About the Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati Forum was launched in April 2016.  The Tri-State area around Cincinnati includes Louisville, Lexington, Covington, Indianapolis, Columbus and Dayton, all within a 2-hour drive.  This vibrant city, and the surrounding region are the home of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco-system, with numerous incubators, accelerators and local angel groups.  Keiretsu Forum Midwest works closely with many of these organizations.  For more information on Cincinnati as the headquarters of Keiretsu Forum Midwest, please read our blog on the Keiretsu Forum Midwest website (  Cincinnati – An Unlikely HQ.

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; 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 Chicago, Ann Arbor and Cincinnati once a month to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world.  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.

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:

Cincinnati 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