Members assemble each month to collaborate on and share breakthrough ideas to the most critical issues facing 21st century innovators and leaders.
It’s a remarkable combination of structured business growth, rejuvenating experiences and ‘giving forward’ opportunities to authentically build high-level connections and profitable relationships that only occur outside typical business settings.
Participating Mavericks icons have included, Sir Richard Branson, Russell Simmons, Tony Hawk, Jesse James, renegade VC-investor, Morten Lund, X-Prize creator, Dr. Peter Diamandis, Patron Tequila co-founder John Paul DeJoria, Zappos.com CEO, Tony Hsieh, 4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and many others.
Maverick was created to intentionally give you the push and support essential to accomplish something that truly matters.
You can tap into other like-minded Maverick peers locally (and globally) who really get where you're going and where you've come from. The right group of kindred spirits are eager to celebrate your wins, provide key introductions, challenge you to greater accomplishments, share breakthrough ideas and even re-energize & inspire you during the natural entrepreneurial ‘roller coaster’.
Quite frankly, the bigger the future you are working on creating — the more support, resources, trusted input, connections and energy renewal you'll need beyond the 'ordinary'.
As a successful serial entrepreneur, Yanik Silver was a member of many other CEO groups, masterminds and peer-to-peer networks that left him bit flat. He simply couldn’t find an organization that combined everything he wanted to not only grow his companies but also bring more joy, happiness and greater meaning into his life. That’s why he founded Maverick1000 with participating icons such as Sir Richard Branson, Tony Hawk, Chris Blackwell, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com, Russell Simmons and Tim Ferriss.
Joe Mechlinski became a member of Maverick1000 and absolutely loved it on the global scale but realized there wasn’t anything like this serving and supporting exceptional entrepreneurs in their own communities. Joe grew up in one of Baltimore’s oldest, and toughest neighborhoods—graduated from a high school with the worst graduation rates in the state to beat the odds.
He was named one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs, he has helped more than 400 companies (including his own) prosper through some of the worst economic times in history. And that methodology became his New York Times best-selling book Grow Regardless.
So over several long breakfasts with lots of tasty bacon we realized our talents, skills, programs and values matched up to create something truly unique. Considering Baltimore is Joe’s hometown, it’s only fitting the first regional chapter of Maverick Charm City would be here.
Together, and with your help, we’re out to ‘change the way business is played.’
For each member to get maximum benefit you will need to meet these 3 important initial qualifications:
Qualification #1: You must be a successful business owner, entrepreneur, founder or CEO. This membership is strictly for extraordinary achievers with minimum business gross revenue of $1 million+ (verification required). On average, members run industry-leading firms from $3 million - $50 million+.
Qualification #2: You are willing to share openly and candidly with other members. (Each member adheres to a confidentiality agreement). Qualified members are selected for what they 'bring to the table' with skills, resources and knowledge. You must be someone interested in giving and contributing value to the collective network.
Qualification #3: No huge egos! This is a pretty simple qualification and you know if this is you. You cannot simply stroke a check to get in.
A limited number of spots are available for a distinguished group of high-caliber entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs selected for their business achievements, contributions, skills, and resources.
A small, limited number of openings are made available each admission period in order to fully integrate new members into the Maverick network. By activating your invitation you will receive a priority date for the application review or invitation to an upcoming ‘Maverick Monday’.