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 major affect on the members who attended—together with a 7-figure funding in Scott Mesh (EO New York)’s firm.
To be taught extra concerning the MyEO DealExchange DX22 occasion, we requested Alan Peterson (EO Orange County), champion of the MyEO DealExchange premier group, concerning 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 massive factor after 25 years of working a advertising and marketing enterprise. I needed to be taught every part I might concerning the enterprise of shopping for, rising, and promoting companies. However aside from my EO associates and Discussion board members, I didn’t know of a bunch I might faucet into for this data.
The beauty of EO is: If what you need doesn’t exist, you’ve the aptitude to create it by way 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 concerning the course of and technique behind shopping for and promoting firms. 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 on the lookout for the best 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 actually performed within the MyEO spirit: By members, for members.
Who can attend DX22?
The attendees have to be EO members, EO Accelerator members, or their vetted visitor, akin to a partner or enterprise associate. Every member or Accelerator can deliver ONE visitor, however not a number of visitors. Our objective 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 sort 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 world occasions akin 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 part you’ll want to know to place collectively such offers.
The three-day DX22 occasion might be full of 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 Pace Networking occasion?
For that occasion, we pair members for 3 minutes, after which we rotate you across the room. Every particular person will get 90 seconds to share the small print of the funding alternative or the “deal want” they’re presenting or searching for. The pace spherical produces an especially excessive degree of impactful connectivity of assets. Throughout 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 crew is already on the cellphone along with his crew placing collectively a deal.”
The affect that takes place amongst attendees throughout Pace Networking is unmatched!
Inform us concerning 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 enthusiastic about a superb funding. Additionally they need to make an affect on an EO member or Accelerator firm not solely with cash however by way of mentorship, stewardship, technique, connections, and assets 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 utility 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 firms 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 appreciated, 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 firms—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 among them returned for added 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 those that are enthusiastic about studying learn how to determine alternatives and make good acquisition selections to develop their funding methods.
In case you’re enthusiastic about 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 undoubtedly be taught from them.
What’s subsequent for MyEO DealExchange and the DX convention?
It’s wonderful 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. Folks 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 cause that folks need to be a part of EO. Whereas we’ve 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 at present!