join the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Cleveland chapter

Make an Impact

You have built your business from the ground up. You have taken a risk and you have created your own destiny. But now, you are here looking to make a bigger impact, to get a little advice, to build a stronger foundation, seek new wisdom or inspiration, or to expand relationships with other hardworking, like-minded entrepreneurs.

You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to EO Cleveland.

Membership Qualifications

To qualify, you must:

Be the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company

Hold one of the mentioned titles for a company that grosses more than $1 million annually

Venture-backed companies must have privately raised funds of $2 million or publicly raised funds of $5 million and have 10 full-time employees

Venture-backed companies have three years before they must meet the standard qualification of $1 million in gross annual revenue.

Application process

1. Prospective members must apply to ensure they meet the Entrepreneurs’ Organization membership criteria.

2. Cleveland EO will then contact you for an interview and make a decision on your application.

3. 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 global staff.

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

Member Dues

Members pay both chapter and global dues in one annual membership payment.

  • Global dues are currently $2,470 plus a one-time $2,500 initiation fee and are prorated based on the fiscal quarter you join.
  • EO Cleveland annual dues are $3,000, with a one-time new member chapter initiation fee of $1,000.

additional costs

In addition to membership dues and initiation costs, members who choose to participate in the forum experience can expect costs associated with an annual forum retreat. Costs vary widely depending on the forum chosen. Other events such as global and regional learning events or once-in-a-lifetime experiences incur separate event and travel costs.

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Get Started

Complete your application. If you have any questions and would like to speak to an EO Staff member, submit an interest form and we will be in touch.

Don’t Meet the Qualifications Yet?

Join Our EO Accelerator Program!

The EO Accelerator Program strives to provide new entrepreneurs with the tools, accountability, and community to forge their path, master their business, and become successful. To qualify for the EO Accelerator program, entrepreneurs must be the owner or founder of an operating business with gross yearly revenues between $250,000 to $1 million.