The MyEO DealExchange DX22 Conference will happen in Denver, Colorado, from 12-15 October 2022. The primary two MyEO DealExchange conferences in 2018 and 2019 made a major influence on the members who attended—together with a 7-figure investment in Scott Mesh (EO New York)’s company.
To be taught 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 on the lookout for my subsequent large factor after 25 years of working a advertising enterprise. I wished to be taught the whole lot I may in regards to the enterprise of shopping for, rising, and promoting companies. However apart from my EO mates 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 aptitude to create it via MyEO. In order that’s what I did.
MyEO DealExchange was formally permitted 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 want to remodel or reinvent their enterprise methods or total engagement with entrepreneurship. Some MyEO DX members are angel traders and serial entrepreneurs with deep information in regards to the course of and technique behind shopping for and promoting corporations. It’s an extremely priceless occasion for each EO Accelerators and EO members with startups that need to entice investments along with EO members who’re on the lookout for the fitting 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 carried out within the MyEO spirit: By members, for members.
Who can attend DX22?
The attendees should be EO members, EO Accelerator members, or their vetted visitor, resembling a partner or enterprise associate. Every member or Accelerator can carry 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 get pleasure from our “EO instimacy” on the occasion. We’ve been very profitable in creating that setting 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 sort of excessive. At DX22, we are going to current the identical superior degree of studying occasions, audio system, and keynotes that EO members get pleasure from at EO international occasions resembling 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 the whole lot you have to know to place collectively such offers.
The three-day DX22 occasion will likely be crammed with alternatives to community—each formally and informally–and have intriguing keynote audio system on such matters 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 choose and select which matters are most attention-grabbing to them.
What’s the Wants and Leads Pace Networking occasion?
For that occasion, we pair members for 3 minutes, after which we rotate you across the room. Every individual will get 90 seconds to share the small print of the funding alternative or the “deal want” they’re presenting or looking for. The velocity spherical produces an especially excessive degree of impactful connectivity of sources. In the course of the DX18 occasion, one participant shared with me that “One of many connections I made throughout Pace Networking simply paid for all of my years of membership in EO! My staff is already on the cellphone together with his staff placing collectively a deal.”
The influence that takes place amongst attendees throughout Pace Networking is unmatched!
Inform us in regards to the Angel-Shark Expertise.
The MyEO DX Angel-Shark Expertise is like different Shark Tank experiences it’s possible you’ll be conversant in —besides with the angel coronary heart of EO Core Values on the desk. EO’s “Angel-Sharks” are fascinated about funding. Additionally they need to make an influence on an EO member or Accelerator firm not solely with cash however via 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 previous 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 offers every competitor three minutes to pitch earlier than a giant 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.
In the course of the thrilling conclusion, the Angel-Sharks invite all finalists again onstage to share what they preferred, 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 offers to EO member and Accelerator corporations—together with a proposal 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 every of them returned for extra investments and serves in an advisory board position.)
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 fascinated about studying tips on how to establish alternatives and make good acquisition selections to develop their funding methods.
Should you’re fascinated about dipping your toe into the funding area, that is the EO occasion for you. You’ll be surrounded by very educated EO member traders, and also you’ll positively be taught from them.
What’s subsequent for MyEO DealExchange and the DX convention?
It’s wonderful to observe the influence this convention has on attendees, and I’m excited to assist carry collectively that influence and the rewarding networking that takes place. Folks actually get tears of pleasure of their eyes—they’ll’t consider they discovered this explicit 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 individuals need to be part of EO. Whereas we now have 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 could be EO’s best-kept secret, however now the key is out—and also you’re invited to attend DX22: Register today!