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.
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.
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.