Qualifications

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 publicly 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.

If you do not yet qualify for EO but have a business with > $250k in gross annual sales, check out our Catalyst program HERE.

Application Process

Prospective EO members must first apply to their local chapter to ensure they meet the Entrepreneurs' Organization membership criteria.

For the Nashville chapter, we will invite you to one of our membership events which are held once during the fall, and once during the spring,  for you to learn more.

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.

Costs

There is a one-time initiation fee of $2500, and annual membership dues are currently $4650.  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.

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Quotes

"EO creates "co-workers" for me so-to-speak. Being a business owner can be isolating at times and EO is a seamless way for me to connect with other business owners facing similar problems and challenges. " - Amy Tanksley, Uncle Classic Barbershop

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