As a graduate of Princeton University in the class of 1986, Peter Briger still feels a strong sense of pride for his alma mater. Recently, he showed his dedication to the institute by working with 3 other alumni to create a program that will help entrepreneurs that are alumni of Princeton with their startups. This pilot program is known as the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund. It is one of the efforts being suggested as part of their “Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way” initiatives.
Princeton needs this kind of initiative, according to Peter Briger. The world is experiencing an interesting time when it comes to disruptive business models. Through these efforts, he hopes that he is able to help Princeton University be able to help these students and their aspirations to make it in the business world. By creating this fund, he hopes that these future serial entrepreneurs will be able to create the connections they need to be a success.
Peter Briger has had many years of experience in financial industry as the co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group’s Board of Directors. In addition to these responsibilities, he is also a principal for the company. Before his career at Fortress, he had 15 years of experience at the firm Goldman, Sachs & Co where he was named a partner for the organization in 1996.
In the past, Peter Briger was in the board of the Princeton University Investment Company. In addition, he has also funded a Princeton professorship that Bryan Grenfell currently holds. He serves low-income families in the city of San Francisco by serving on the board of a charter school network known as Caliber Schools.
He is grateful that Princeton University has been so enthusiastic about the fund and hopes that it will do great things. The staff and faculty of the university have fully embraced idea of fund and believe that those involved will be able to make it a reality. Mentorship is an important part of helping make these dreams a reality and Peter Briger and the rest of the faculty at Princeton University are striving to achieve these goals.