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How to Join YEC

Interested in joining Young Entrepreneur Council, our community of successful young entrepreneurs?

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Go to yec.co and hit "Do I Qualify?" in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Read through the criteria for membership.
  3. If you don't yet meet the criteria, hit "not yet" and join our BusinessCollective mailing list instead (you'll gain access to free resources created by leading business experts).
  4. If you do fit the criteria, hit "yes" and fill out the form to tell the selection committee a bit about yourself. If the committee think you'd be a good fit, they'll send you an application.
  5. Once you receive your application, fill it out and submit. Then sit tight while YEC members review and vote. Remember, it's up to our community who they want to join them.

Some of our best members come from referrals. If you think you know a YEC member, sit down with them and chat about the community and the processes of joining. If you're already a member, refer another awesome entrepreneur you feel would be a great addition to the community!

YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of top young entrepreneurs from across many industries. An intentionally curated community, prospects are carefully vetted by existing members. Once accepted, members have access to a variety of benefits, including a dedicated community management team to facilitate introductions and connections, members-only forums for 24/7 peer-to-peer support, a professional editorial team for press opportunities and in-person events, with new benefits rolled out regularly.

“YEC has helped entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars, find business partners, and receive coverage in national magazines," writes Fast Company.

Not just successful entrepreneurs, YEC members are also interested in providing value to other founders and the greater startup ecosystem.

"YEC has become the foundation of my entrepreneurial life. I can't go to sleep without checking how I can give and receive help," says Shradha Agarwal, co-founder of ContextMedia.

From Jeremy Johnson, co-founder of 2U and Andela: "YEC has cultivated the most high-impact group of young entrepreneurs on the planet. I am still trying to figure out how they let me in."

Learn which YEC members are in your area by checking out yec.co/members. If you think you'd be a great asset to the community, learn more and apply here.