Membership in 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

As a prospective member, you must first apply to the local EO New Jersey chapter to ensure you meet the membership criteria.

A representative from EO New Jersey will then contact you for an interview and make a decision on your application. Next, you will receive an invite to our Membership Test Drive dinner event.

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 be placed in a forum with EO members, and also receive an orientation which will include a welcome package and introductory calls from EO Global staff.



There is a one-time initiation fee of $2,500, and annual membership dues are currently $4,940. 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.