St​art an EO Chapter

Every year, EO launches​ new chapters in rising entrepreneurial communities around the world, with a goal of extending its reach, influence and impact as a thought leader on entrepreneurship.

Why are new chapters important? 

More chapters mean more members, an expanded global community, more influence, more connections and greater personal and professional opportunities, resulting in an enhanced EO experience.

It was a privilege being involved in the launch of EO in South Africa. It was my first real Forum experience. Being an entrepreneur, we love creating things, seeing something go from an idea to reality. Watching EO South Africa – Johannesburg grow from three founding members in 2004 to more than 50 members today fills me with pride.

Orrin Klopper, Founder of
Netsurit, Ltd
EO South Africa – Johannesburg

What are the key elements for launching a chapter?

First, an area or city is identified. Second, a launch “champion” is chosen. Third, EO generates interest and visibility in the new market. Once these steps have been accomplished, EO can take the necessary measures to build out the chapter for its official launch.

With more than 144 chapters in more than 48 countries, EO is an entrepreneurial community unlike any other. As a thriving entrepreneurial network, EO continues to make a lasting impact in the lives of countless business owners around the world.

1At-Large Membership

To gain access to the exclusive benefits available to all EO members, you can apply for membership at-large before a chapter is established in your area.

2Launch an EO Chapter

Starting a new EO chapter is like starting a new company. It takes dedicated leadership, and in this case, a real group effort to make sure the new chapter succeeds. If you have a passion for success, building an EO presence in your community gives you the chance to make your mark!

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