Membership in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization is by invitation only.
To qualify, you must:
- Be the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company
- Hold one of the above titles for a company that grosses more than US$1 million annually
For venture-backed companies to qualify for membership they must have privately raised funds of US$2M or publically raised funds of US$5M, and 10 full-time employees. Venture backed companies have three years before they must meet the standard qualification of US$1M in gross annual revenue.
Prospective members must first apply to their local chapter to ensure they meet the Entrepreneurs’ Organization membership criteria.
Your chapter will then contact you for an interview and make a decision on your application.
If accepted, you will gain access to Forum training and meetings, chapter and Global events, and a wide variety of other exclusive benefits. Within your first three months, you will also receive an orientation which will include a welcome package and introductory calls from Global staff.
During your first few months of joining, you will go through Forum training and be placed in a Forum group.
There is a one-time initiation fee of $1525, and annual membership dues are currently $3600. Upon joining, you would pay the initiation fee plus the pro-rated membership dues based on the quarter you join. Dues are collected annually during the month of June.