The MyEO DealExchange DX22 Convention will happen in Denver, Colorado, from 12-15 October 2022. The primary two MyEO DealExchange conferences in 2018 and 2019 made a big affect on the members who attended—together with a 7-figure funding in Scott Mesh (EO New York)’s firm.
To study extra in regards to the MyEO DealExchange DX22 occasion, we requested Alan Peterson (EO Orange County), champion of the MyEO DealExchange premier group, in regards to the DX22 occasion. Right here’s what Alan shared:
Why did you champion the MyEO DealExchange premier group?
In 2016, I used to be searching for my subsequent massive factor after 25 years of working a advertising enterprise. I needed to study every thing I may in regards to the enterprise of shopping for, rising, and promoting companies. However apart from my EO buddies and Discussion board members, I didn’t know of a gaggle I may faucet into for this information.
The beauty of EO is: If what you need doesn’t exist, you might have the potential to create it by means of MyEO. In order that’s what I did.
MyEO DealExchange was formally accepted as a MyEO Premier Group in August 2018. Two months later, we hosted our first convention. DX18 was an enormous success, and we greater than broke even. Our second annual convention occasion, DX19, was even higher than the primary! Now, after pausing for 2 years of Covid, we’re creating one other life-changing occasion: DX22.
MyEO DX attracts EO members who need to rework or reinvent their enterprise methods or total engagement with entrepreneurship. Some MyEO DX members are angel traders and serial entrepreneurs with deep data in regards to the course of and technique behind shopping for and promoting corporations. It’s an extremely beneficial occasion for each EO Accelerators and EO members with startups that need to entice investments along with EO members who’re searching for the proper funding alternative.
The DX occasion is so highly effective due to the networking high quality among the many MyEO DX group. Our DX occasions are really completed within the MyEO spirit: By members, for members.
Who can attend DX22?
The attendees should be EO members, EO Accelerator contributors, or their vetted visitor, comparable to a partner or enterprise companion. Every member or Accelerator can deliver ONE visitor, however not a number of visitors. Our aim is to guard and retain the EO group of belief and respect so we are able to take pleasure in our “EO instimacy” on the occasion. We’ve been very profitable in creating that surroundings at earlier DX occasions.
What are a number of the DX22 occasion highlights?
EO members are an especially high-performing group, and the benchmark for EO occasions is kind of excessive. At DX22, we are going to current the identical superior degree of studying occasions, audio system, and keynotes that EO members take pleasure in at EO international occasions comparable to Universities or Regional Occasions—however in a smaller, extra centered venue. MyEO DealExchange members are a group of EO members who’re laser-focused on high-performing offers, alternatives, and studying every thing you should know to place collectively such offers.
The three-day DX22 occasion shall be crammed with alternatives to community—each formally and informally–and have intriguing keynote audio system on such subjects as actual property, e-commerce and cryptocurrency. We’ll have a number of breakout teams with deep dives into the keynote content material so attendees can decide and select which subjects are most attention-grabbing to them.
What’s the Wants and Leads Velocity Networking occasion?
For that occasion, we pair contributors for 3 minutes, after which we rotate you across the room. Every particular person will get 90 seconds to share the main points of the funding alternative or the “deal want” they’re presenting or in search of. The pace spherical produces an especially excessive degree of impactful connectivity of sources. Throughout the DX18 occasion, one participant shared with me that “One of many connections I made throughout Velocity Networking simply paid for all of my years of membership in EO! My crew is already on the telephone along with his crew placing collectively a deal.”
The affect that takes place amongst attendees throughout Velocity Networking is unmatched!
Inform us in regards to the Angel-Shark Expertise.
The MyEO DX Angel-Shark Expertise is like different Shark Tank experiences you might be accustomed to —besides with the angel coronary heart of EO Core Values on the desk. EO’s “Angel-Sharks” are all for funding. Additionally they need to make an affect on an EO member or Accelerator firm not solely with cash however by means of mentorship, stewardship, technique, connections, and sources to assist speed up the corporate’s imaginative and prescient. There’s a assured minimal US$250K funding, however in earlier years, the Angel-Sharks have provided as much as US$450K in funding monies.
There’s a prolonged software and vetting course of for EO members or Accelerators to qualify to pitch. The 20 or so folks chosen will take part in a pitch workshop breakout session throughout DX22.
Spherical One of many Angel-Shark Expertise provides every competitor three minutes to pitch earlier than an enormous gong ends their presentation. For Spherical Two, the Angel-Sharks invite 5 or 6 corporations again for an extended, extra in-depth pitch and follow-up Q&As.
Throughout the thrilling conclusion, the Angel-Sharks invite all finalists again onstage to share what they favored, didn’t like, and whether or not there’s an funding to be made. In previous years, EO’s Angel-Sharks have made life-changing provides to EO member and Accelerator corporations—together with a suggestion to Craig Misrach (EO San Diego), CEO of UpLyft™, the primary FDA-compliant Self Switch System (“STS”) from mattress to wheelchair for folks with restricted mobility. (Craig had two Angel-Sharks take part in his deal, and one in all them returned for added investments and serves in an advisory board function.)
Who’s the perfect attendee for DX22?
Any and each EO member with a honest curiosity in investing, elevating money, capital, or fairness for his or her firm, and people who are all for studying find out how to determine alternatives and make good acquisition choices to develop their funding methods.
If you happen to’re all for dipping your toe into the funding enviornment, that is the EO occasion for you. You’ll be surrounded by very educated EO member traders, and also you’ll positively study from them.
What’s subsequent for MyEO DealExchange and the DX convention?
It’s superb to observe the affect this convention has on attendees, and I’m excited to assist deliver collectively that affect and the rewarding networking that takes place. Individuals actually get tears of pleasure of their eyes—they will’t imagine they discovered this specific useful resource or investor.
Persevering with on that path, it’s my hope that MyEO DealExchange turns into a way more institutionalized worth proposition and turns into a purpose that folks need to be a part of EO. Whereas we’ve got a few thousand MyEO DealExchange members now, it’s nonetheless a best-kept secret of EO. It’s time to shout it from the rooftops: MyEO DealExchange 2022 is the can’t-miss EO occasion of 2022!
It may be EO’s best-kept secret, however now the key is out—and also you’re invited to attend DX22: Register right this moment!
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