EO Membership Criteria

  • 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$2 million or publically rised finds of US$5 million and 10 full-time employees. Venture-backed companies have three years before they must meet the standard qualification of US$1 million in gross annual revenue.
  • There is no age criteria currently to join EO, and you cannot "age out."
  • Just because an entrepreneur meets our qualifications,
    it does not necessarily mean he or she should become a member.

EO Member Application Process

  • Application Review:
    Once received, your application will be reviewed by your local chapter to ensure that all criteria is met.
  • Chapter Communication:
    Upon receipt of your application, your local chapter will schedule an interview with you to further explore your interest in EO.
  • EOaccess:
    When your application is accepted, you will gain access to Forum, chapter and Global events, as well as a wide variety of other member benefits. Discover the benefits available to you.
  • Orientation and Training:
    Within the first three months of membership, you will partake in an EO orientation, which will include a welcome package and introductory information from a member of the EO staff. You will also go through Forum training and be placed in a Forum.
  • Member Dues:.
    Member fees comprise both Global and chapter dues. Global dues are currently US$1,900 (plus a one-time US$1,500 initiation fee) and are prorated based on the fiscal month you join. Chapter dues differ depending on your chapter’s policies.


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