JOIN EO Melbourne

Are you facing an uphill battle as a business owner and start-up founder? This is the right place for you.
You are one of the few privileged ones because EO membership is by invitation only.


TO BE PART OF EO MELBOURNE, YOU MUST:

  • be the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company in Melbourne and surrounding areas

  • 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.


HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Application review: Once received, the chapter will review your application to make sure you’ve met all the criteria.

  • Chapter communication: When they receive your application, the chapter will schedule an interview with you to further explore your interest in EO.

  • EO network: When your application is accepted, you will gain access to a Forum, a chapter and Global events, as well as a wide variety of other member benefits.

  • Orientation and training: Within the first three months of membership, you will partake in 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.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • If you’re a prospective member, you must first apply to the local chapter, EO Melbourne, to ensure you meet the EP membership criteria.

  • This chapter will then contact you for an interview and decide 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 from the Global staff.

  • During your first few months of joining, you will go through Forum training and be placed in a Forum group.


COSTS

The annual membership fee for the 2017–18 term is AU$6,400 plus GST, with a one-time new member chapter initiation fee of AU$5,000 plus GST.