“The energy of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program is amazing. It is not just one thing as much as the sum of the whole, which is so much greater than the value of the individual parts.”
Arnie Malham (EO Nashville), Class of 2012
The Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) brings together 65 remarkable entrepreneurs – each a founder or co-founder of a company that grosses more than US$1 million — for four days at the MIT Endicott House, located in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.
Hosted by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), this unique, executive education-style program has been designed for three specific reasons:
- To identify and bring together the next generation of entrepreneurial giants— the next Bill Gates or Richard Branson.
- To provide the kind of intense blending of practice and theory that is necessary to excel in this era and to do so in a format that fits your busy schedule.
- To offer this high-quality program at a price that is less than half the cost of comparable programs (All of our efforts go into quality programming and facilities, not fancy promotions).
The focus is on leadership. The sessions are rigorous. In short, we bring you the best, at a time when you need it, in a way that fits both your schedule and budget.
- Class of 2015, Year 1: 29 May – 2 June 2013
*The application deadline for the Class of 2015 has passed! To be put on the interested list for the Class of 2016, email Leslie Baum at email@example.com.
- Class of 2014, Year 2: 19-23 June 2013
- Class of 2013, Year 3: 5-9 June 2013
- Class of 2015, Year 1
- US$3,995 for EO members
- US$4,395 for non-members
- Class of 2014, Year 2
- US$3,895 for EO Members
- US$4,295 for non-members
- Class of 2013, Year 3
- US$3,795 for EO members
- US$4,095 for non-members
Fees include accommodations, daily shuttle bus service to/from meeting venues, meals, books and other course resources. New applicants are also required to submit a US$1000 deposit with their application. (Fees do not include and are not limited to: airport transfers, pre-/post-event ground transportation, alcoholic beverages or other personal incidental expenses.)
Criteria and Class Size
This program is limited to 65 business owners, founders, co-founders or controlling shareholders who gross more than US$1 million annually.
Each EMP class will be chaired and facilitated by an EO member who is also a graduate of the EMP.
As CEO and owner of PURE Solutions North America, Brian Brault successfully led his company through intensive growth while launching a new industry.
Fast growth is not new to Brian, as this is the second company of his to be recognized by Inc. magazine’s fastest growing companies. Brian was recognized as the 2008 Innovator of the Hospitality Industry by Cornell University. PURE was also awarded best new product; is one of the top private companies in western New York; was deemed one of the best companies to work for in western New York; and was awarded best entrepreneurial company in western New York.
Brian is one of three facilitators of the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP) offered by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). At EO, Brian was the Global Forum Committee Chairperson from 2008-2010, and currently chairs EO’s Business Education Subcommittee. He is also a certified Forum trainer and retreat facilitator.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo’s School of Business, Brian is very active on community boards, and was featured in Business First’s 40 under 40 list. He has three children between the ages of 18 and 23 and is happily married to his wife Jean.
As CEO and co-founder of Adventurus, a company that specializes in the creation of turnkey forum and corporate retreat solutions, coaching and educational services for corporations, professional associations, and entrepreneurs, Jeff Calibaba has firmly established a place amongst his contemporaries, as a respected visionary, innovator and mentor, to his employees, colleagues and fellow entrepreneurs.
When Jeff started his career in 1985 as a practicing paramedic, he wrote a technical medical reference book that eventually sold over 250,000 copies in 15 print editions. Following this he founded Access Medical Inc., growing and leading the company from 1990 through 2009, from a basic medical supply distribution company to recognition and operations as the premier distributor and marketer of the foremost Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the market. During this time, Jeff also created and patented the HeartSave Awareness Program, a process that has been implemented and credited for saving lives and generating awareness of the need for this lifesaving technology in 12 different countries. Jeff also authored a second book, “A Heart for the Community,” shortly thereafter.
Out of this experience, Jeff created a program for the packaging and licensing of intellectual capital, through which, as an executive business coach, he has assisted and educated fellow entrepreneurs and innovators from a wide variety of business interests in both Canada and the United States.
Jeff was the recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation in 2003 in Sydney, Australia. In 2004, he was nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and, in the same year, he led Access Medical to achieve recognition as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the University of Regina, and for 12 years was a participant in The Strategic Coach Program for entrepreneurs. In 2005, Jeff graduated from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s (EO) executive education program, the Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP). The program is now in its 20th year, and Jeff is in his seventh year of facilitating an EMP class. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI), the Canadian Red Cross, the International Delegate Disaster Program. From 2005 through 2007, Jeff served on the board of the Calgary Chapter of EO, including one term as chapter president.
Originally from Radville, Saskatchewan, Jeff is a father of two and resides in Calgary, Alberta.
Class of 2013 – Patrick Thean, EO Charlotte, EMP Class of 1996
Patrick Thean is an award-winning serial entrepreneur who has started and exited multiple startups. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for North Carolina in 1996 and achieved a ranking of 151 on the Inc 500 in 1997.
Patrick is an international speaker, and addressed audiences at the Fortune Small Business Growth Conferences and various Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) chapters and global conferences. Patrick is co-chair of the world-renowned Entrepreneur’s Masters Program (EMP). The EMP is exclusively for founders, co-founders and owners of high growth companies.
Patrick is the CEO of Gazelles Systems and the author of “Execute Without Drama.” In 2007, he worked with Verne Harnish, creator of the EMP and co-founder of EO, to add Key Performance Indicators and RedYellowGreen™ success criteria to the Gazelles One Page Strategic Plan.
Patrick speaks and facilitates seminars on topics including Execution with The Rockefeller Habits framework and Execute For Growth – How to Get Your Team Focused, Aligned and Accountable.
Patrick received his Masters and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO’s 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonetwork.org or call +1.703.519.6700.
Founded in 1978, the MIT Enterprise Forum annually offers over 400 entrepreneurial–focused events through 28 chapters globally. MIT Enterprise Forum participation and involvement is open to any member of the entrepreneurial community and attracts executives, business leaders, venture capitalists, industry experts, and service organizations, in addition to our core of emerging entrepreneurs with technology business expectations. The most valuable component of the MIT Enterprise Forum is the networking connections that are developed amongst technology entrepreneurs and the communities in which they reside.
*The Entrepreneurial Masters Program is not recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is not a MIT accredited or certified program.
Contact Leslie Baum at +1.703.519.6700, ext.147.