Benefits | Membership
H2's membership consists of entrepreneurs, executives and investors from leading regional startups, global companies and early to growth stage funds in major technology centers worldwide. Qualifying criteria for membership consideration are as follows:
- Founder/CEO: of Series A+ company backed by leading investor(s) - or -
- Regional MD or CxO/VP: at prominent global growth stage MNC or major corporate - or -
- Investor: with leading early to growth stage local, regional or global fund - and -
- Experience: significant operating experience in leadership roles (8+ years)
Membership with H2 is on a nomination and invitation basis, offering access to our complete member platform and services (see our Platform page for additional information). Starting in 2024, we are offering two (2) annual membership levels including Leader (free level) and Catalyst (contributing level) that comes with extended benefits across H2's platform initiatives at an annual contribution rate of USD 500.
|participation on our global advisor platform as a member of our Advisor Network including Founder nomination opportunities
|access to local and global Chapter Forums (in person) including +1 Guest participation opportunities
|H2 Global Summit
|VIP invite/pass including exclusive opportunities to connect with fellow H2 members and partners
|member affiliation with one (1) Chapter and up to five (5) Networks based on operating profile and expertise
|access to tools/services (e.g. H2 Network mobile app, H2 Community on WhatsApp, Global Talend Board, etc.)
Catalyst (●) level membership with H2 offers expanded opportunities to engage with/support leading innovators on a global basis and facilitated industry introductions/connections across our member and partner communities. Benefits under this membership level currently include: one sponsored Founder subscription for a nominated founder on H2 Connect, one complimentary Founder VIP pass for our H2 Global Summit, opportunities to be introduced to Forum speakers/entrepreneurs on a global basis, opportunities to participate in relevant content initiatives and personalized support based on H2 member needs.
H2 operates as a global nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code with the mission to connect, educate and support leaders in innovation centers worldwide through our global network, platform and content. As a community driven organization, our activities are directly supported through the participation of our member and partner communities across the globe.
H2's membership model serves as a guiding framework for how H2 members can participate in and contribute to our global community and mission. Baseline elements of our model are as follows:
- Advisory: engagement as an Advisor on our H2 Connect platform to offer structured support to Founders as/where appropriate
- Events: participation in our Forums/Socials including as Session Host and/or Speaker, contribution of suitable space for events
- Community: sharing of and support for needs/leads, contribution of member nominations, timely responses to introductions/requests
Additionally, H2 members who wish to get more involved may contribute to the development of new Platform initiatives and/or participate as a member of our Global Leadership Team. Membership in H2 is subject to a renewal process at the end of every membership term (12 months) based on the selection of a supported H2 membership level for a next membership term.
Chapters & Regions
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EXPANSION: AUSTIN | BOGOTA | BUENOS AIRES | CAPE TOWN | DUBAI | HONG KONG | JAKARTA | LOS ANGELES | MEXICO CITY | MIAMI | PARIS | SANTIAGO | SEOUL | STOCKHOLM | SYDNEY | TORONTO
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MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Membership is H2 is on an invitation-only basis with nominations supported by our Advisory Board as well as H2 members and partners globally. We also invite qualifying individuals to inquire about membership opportunities.
Profile information received through nominations and inquiries will be evaluated by our Global team to identify leading candidates, factoring in growth and diversity objectives across our community, ahead of further engagement with prospects including a short 1:1 session with the nominating H2 member.