Join Tugboat Institute

If you’d like to join us, we’d love to hear from you.

Membership in Tugboat Institute is by invitation-only. Most often, member-prospects are nominated by current members; however, we do accept direct applications from qualified candidates.

If you meet the member criteria and are interested in joining Tugboat Institute, please complete the pre-application by clicking on the button below. We review all pre-applications in detail, and we look forward to reading yours. Once your application has been reviewed, a member of the Tugboat team will get in touch to discuss next steps.

Tugboat Institute is built for Evergreen entrepreneurs by Evergreen entrepreneurs. It’s a place to learn from others but also to share your experiences and insights on business, family, and self. We ask members to take this pledge:

The Tugboat Institute Member Pledge

I am willing to help co-create the Institute and to advance the Evergreen movement. I look forward to being part of a safe haven for entrepreneurs and leaders devoted to building purpose-driven, profitable, impactful companies at scale that will make the world a better place. I pledge that I will be inclusive, supportive, transparent, curious, and non-judgmental with every member, and I will strive to give more than I take. I respect that confidentiality is essential to fostering trust and meaningful relationships. I look forward to convening and conversing with members and with a carefully curated extended network of Evergreen thought leaders and expert advisors. I will refrain from bringing up contentious political topics in such a way that could polarize other members. While we encourage Evergreen companies to work with Evergreen companies when viewed as mutually beneficial, I understand there is no general soliciting of the membership.

Terms and Conditions

The annual membership fee will be invoiced once a candidate has accepted an invitation and taken the Tugboat Institute Member Pledge. The membership fee is non-refundable and covers the expenses associated with Tugboat Institute, the annual Tugboat Institute Summit, and the annual Fall Exemplar Visit, but it does not cover travel or accommodation costs associated with events. There may be additional costs to participate in forums, Gathering of Teams, or other special workshops.

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