An organization is all about the people who are a part of it. For Tugboat Institute, it’s the Evergreen CEO or President: experienced leaders with the vision, creativity, resourcefulness, patience, and grit to build and scale a market leading, impactful business that can stay private indefinitely. Entrepreneurs and leaders who understand that building a great business takes time and means treating employees fairly, serving customers well, reinventing oneself and one’s business, and sharing in the success. These are the heroes we are dedicated to serving.

Our goal is to be an unrivaled resource for Evergreen CEOs and Presidents. Above all else, Tugboat Institute is a platform for members to help each other — with advice, expertise, guidance, and support.

What we do

Membership in Tugboat Institute offers:

Business Network: Running Evergreen businesses can be isolating, so we help CEOs build strong and productive bonds among Evergreen CEO peers and thought leaders.

Events: Our Tugboat Institute Summit is the first and only gathering dedicated to world class Evergreen entrepreneurs. We have a second gathering, Fall Exemplar Visit, each year.

Best Practices: We collaborate with members to research, develop, and share best practices, insights, and inspiration on growing Evergreen businesses and healthy Evergreen families.

Awareness: Evergreens are often underappreciated and misunderstood by recruits, partners, vendors, communities, and the press. The Evergreen Journal and other outreach aspires to change that.