Interested in building a successful high-tech business and meeting people with similar goals? You are welcome to join the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), a global networking organization devoted to building connections between technology entrepreneurs and their communities.

Rich Kivel, MIT Enterprise Forum Global Board.

Rich Kivel, MIT Enterprise Forum Global Board.

Rich Kivel, chair of the Enterprise Forum Global Board, laid it on the line in a recent video interview in Washington DC: “The vision behind the MIT Enterprise Forum is about wealth creation, fostering entrepreneurship, and really looking to build a method of sharing knowledge and experience.”

Kivel, CEO of TheraGenetics, a London-based company that develops pharmacogenetic diagnostic tests for disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and Alzheimer’s, says MITEF events help entrepreneurs realize key goals—meeting and learning from their peers. Events include topical global broadcasts plus 300 gatherings a year offered by 24 chapters worldwide–and you are welcome whether you are an MIT grad or not.

MITEF, a program of the MIT Alumni Association, has been nominated for the MIT 150 Exhibit, the MIT Museum’s quest to find and feature the Institute’s most treasured objects and entities for the Institute’s 150th anniversary in 2011. You can comment on the nomination, or any other nominated item, or submit your own—just follow the link on the MITEF Web site.