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.

Application Process

The process begins when you complete the online application for EO Global membership.  Your credit card will not be charged until you have completed the full process and have been approved for membership by EO Richmond.

Next, a representative of EO Richmond will contact you by phone to discuss learn more about your interests, answer questions and explain the next steps.


Prospective members must be sponsored by two members of the chapter.  Interviews are conducted by the two sponsoring members to help you determine if EO is right for you, and you are a fit for EO based on our core values.

Next, a site visit to is arranged at your place of business.

Lastly, your application is presented to the full chapter for final approval.

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.

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"I first encountered EO at the Inc 5000 conference in Palm Springs.  It was an amazing experience, and the EO members made me feel like I was part of their family...very refreshing."

- Tom Click, Patriot Aluminum Products


There is a one-time initiation fee of $2200, and annual membership dues are currently $5150.  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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