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In addition to the many benefits of joining EO, the Portland Chapter of EO also supports two additional programs: Accelerator and Executive Forum. These programs are for companies that do not meet the standard requirements or are involved in EO and want to have executive members of their staff experience a collaborative forum environment. 

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Accelerator:

As a first-stage entrepreneur, you face new challenges every day. Whether it’s determining how you’re going to fill the rush of new orders, deciding how you’re going to penetrate new markets or figuring out how you’re going to make payroll, it seems at times you find yourself wishing you had an instruction manual for your business.

It’s okay. We understand.

And we’re here to help. Accelerator, an Entrepreneurs’ Organization program, is the catalyst that enables first-stage entrepreneurs to catapult your business to the next level. Our mission is to empower you with the tools you need to grow your business to more than US$1 million in sales and provide you with the skills to make yourself a better entrepreneur and leader.

Along with structured educational content focused on the core areas of first-stage businesses, the Accelerator Program affords you the unique experience of learning from and connecting with the world’s most influential entrepreneurs.

To qualify for the Accelerator program you must:

  • Be the owner or founder of an operating business with gross yearly revenues between US$250,000 to US$1 million.

To apply for admission to the Accelerator program, you must:

  • Complete an application and verify sales criteria
  • Meet with the local Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerator Chairperson (Jim Smith – jim@mkzbooks.com)

Only qualified applicants will be considered. Qualification does not ensure admission into the program. All applicants are subject to approval by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

If you are interested in getting involved with Accelerator, contact Jim Smith at jim@mkzbooks.com

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Executive Forum:

An opportunity for your senior executive(s), to experience share and learn among peers, in the same format as member forums. This is an amazing professional development opportunity to leverage and build our leadership teams in the structured and safe gestalt environment.  The program goal is to create accelerated professional development gains that will transfer immediately back to our EO companies. 

No set Registration Date at this time, but membership acceptance will begin in June