What is Entrepreneurs Dinner?
The concept is simple.
Just four times a year, in Dallas Texas, I host an invite-only, luxury dining and culinary experience for a limited number of handpicked entrepreneurs that are going places in the world.
We pick a location… sometimes a gorgeous AirBnB mansion… sometimes a 75-foot catamaran yacht…
It will unfold as follows:
Each event starts with a cocktail hour where you get to meet the other attendees and soak in the gorgeous venue, letting your worries and cares slip away into the evening air.
Then, we call the group together, and everyone in the group introduces themselves. We go around in a circle and share our name, our business, and our biggest problem or obstacle that we’re facing at the moment.
Then, we sit down the the first course of the meal.
As the fine appetizers are served, we chat with fellow entrepreneurs at our tables.
The main courses coming out sizzling, and as we tuck in, we hear a few selected presenters share stories of how Entrepreneurs Dinner and the connection it provided them has changed their lives.
Finally, dessert comes out, and we swap table to make sure that everybody meets everybody and no life-changing connections are missed. As dessert finishes, we draw out of a hat one name.
That individual gets to stand in front of the other 29 attendees and share their single biggest problem or hurdle, and then get targeted feedback from every other member of the event.
This aspect of the event is like nothing else I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen seemingly impenetrable problems dissolved in moments by the acute insights of weathered industry veterans.
It’s an incredible experience for all parties involved.
And although the food is incredible… the venues are breathtaking… the atmosphere is unforgettable…
None of these are what make the event one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
What makes this event so invaluable…
Is the people.
Allow me to share the profiles of some of our previous attendees…
Daniel DiPiazza is the founder of Rich20Something. He built the company up from humble beginnings blogging away in his basement.
His work has been featured in outlets such as Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Business.
He has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over six-figures in revenue with zero startup capital.
He the author of the recent bestseller, “Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business and Score the Life You Want.” He flew in all the way from Santa Monica, California for a recent Entrepreneurs Dinner and left us with a glowing testimonial.
Gabriel Shumba is a former venture capitalist and the founder of Group Shumba, a private equity and investment advisory firm with interests in emerging markets. He is also the author of best-selling book The Waterhole Millionaire. Prior to his latest ventures, Gabriel co-founded and exited V-Track, a vehicle tracking and recovery company operating in Southern Africa, and served in various senior positions in management consulting and private equity industries in Africa and North America. He has over 17 years’ experience in banking, structured finance, private equity, and business venture development. He attended 2 Entrepreneurs Dinners, still meets with me every 2 weeks, and is an official advisor to Entrepreneurs Dinner events.
Gary De Rodriquez is the CEO of Peopleistic LLC USA. He is an associate professor at the Business Education Institute, a master trainer of Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology, and a licensed DISC assessor. He is recognized as an internationally acclaimed expert in the science of human excellence and is a published author on leadership through Bloomsbury Publishing. He has designed and integrated the most effective models of psychology-based systems of success in leadership, human behavior, communication, and team dynamics into an eloquent coaching and training system that transforms individuals and organizational culture at lightning speed. He has attended three Entrepreneurs Dinners, and says that the Entrepreneurs Dinner community is unmatched.
Experience The “Electric Current” of Benefits You’ll Receive By Plugging into Our “Supercharged” Community
Below I’ve selected a sampling of benefits to give you a taste of what you can expect from attending an Entrepreneurs Dinner.
The location, or in this case locations, of the event are top secret.
We only reveal the exact location on the day of the event.
We have private chefs serving 4-course meals.
This means you’re served a delicious 4-course meal served by a private chef, you eat new foods that you’ve never tried before, and you don’t go home hungry.
Bartenders serve drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, at an open bar. This helps you take the edge off and minimize your nerves with a few of your favorite mixed drinks.
Attendees are a carefully selected mix of seasoned entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. You meet like-minded entrepreneurs, you’ll meet mentors and people few steps ahead of you, and you can mentor up-and-coming entrepreneurs. You can receive insight from entrepreneurs who are where you want to be, you can “level up” your inner circle, you can get rid of the feeling of being a “lone wolf” and replace it with new friends and like-minded associates, and you can receive direction on next steps to take.
Videographers record the event and create a recap video. You get to look back on the night that delivered your breakthrough, you can share the video of your special night with others, and if you win the hotseat, you don’t have to remember everything that was said. We’ll send the video to you. Photographers also capture pictures of the event and attendees.
Attendees have the opportunity to share what their business is, what their biggest challenge or hurdle in business is and how they can help others. You have a captivated audience to share your biggest challenge/hurdle with so that they can help you. Instead of one-to-one networking, you can say what you need to one time and everyone in the room is there to listen.
Attendees can wear whatever they feel most comfortable in. You don’t have to adhere to a dress code. You can be comfortable in the skin you’re in and you’re free to be your true self.
This is a curated event where we carefully vet the attendees. You’re in the room with people who are serious about their business and are committed to their business success. When you arrive at the event it becomes obvious that special attention has been paid to the people who attend the event and you can tell that each person has been hand-picked to be there.
This is a private event. You have to be invited to attend, and it certainly isn’t for everyone.
People who don’t fit the profile won’t be in the room. Period.
Attendees fly-in to attend from around the country, even internationally. This isn’t limited to just Dallas, Texas. Some of the best talent from around the country flies in to attend this event.
We attract talent from around the country.
There’s no limit to who you’ll meet, and you can forge relationships with people from outside the state and even country.
Within Texas we’ve had attendees from Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth. Outside of Texas we’ve had attendees from California, New York, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Minnesota, Vancouver B.C.
CEOs and founders attend our events. We have the full gamut of entrepreneurs from every walk of life. Entrepreneurs from every experience-level attend -- beginners just starting out in business to successful entrepreneurs with decades of experience.
Investors attend our events. We have a former venture capitalist that attends our events and is an official advisor. You may receive access to capital as a result of attending our events, and the connections you make may result in investments into your business.
One of our attendees received equity stake in a startup that’s valued at over $1 million dollars. He said he wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for Entrepreneurs Dinner.
Attendees have formalized partnerships to create businesses and products together. Our attendees have gone on to:
The benefits of Entrepreneurs Dinner exist long after the dinner is over. Attendees create lasting, mutually-beneficial relationships.
We’ve hosted 7 dinner events. We’re constantly growing our membership network and our community. New members from around the world are being introduced to the community every quarter.
We’re not a fly-by-night dinner… We have a track record of success. We have a proven record of benefitting our attendees and of attendees referring other entrepreneurs to attend.
We have plans in the works to expand both nationwide and internationally. Entrepreneurs Dinner will soon be not just a Texas crown jewel but a global phenomenon and, before long, an international brand. This means rising exclusivity, rising prices, and a more difficult application process. As an early attendee, you will gain priority access to events worldwide.
We giveaway gifts that help you progress as an individual and as a business owner. You receive unexpected surprises when you attend Entrepreneurs Dinner. There’s a level of intimacy that’s unmatched with other events. You’ll feel like you’ve known the people here for a lifetime.
No business cards allowed. We’ve banned business cards from the event. We want to focus on genuine connections over transactions. Not allowing business cards makes people focus on really learning about each other as people. If we like you at the event, we may offer you membership, so that you can regularly attend these events, at discounted rates, for as long as you like. Past attendees receive discounted tickets to all future events, and can tap into the benefits of this community and these dinners as long as they remain a member in good standing.
30 Seats Are Available… Will You Be The Next Carefully Vetted Member Of Our Exclusive Community?
The number of people reading this numbers is in the thousands. The number of applications we expect to be in the hundreds.
Yet, no matter how many applicants we receive, we will not go one seat more than 30.
Again, this event isn’t primarily about money. We’ve hosted events in the past where we’ve actually lost money. I still consider them a success.
This event is about generosity, about creating an unforgettable experience and a breakthrough change in your life.
Seats are first come, first serve. Once a new attendee’s application has been selected, that seat is gone forever.
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