Membership Framework

Membership in The Iota Club is highly sought after, but only offered to the best. Membership is limited to 300 young internationals in each target city, and will be based on their ambition, social skills, intellect and background. 

There are two membership tiers:

- Standard Membership
- Elite Membership



The first cohort of new applicants in our inaugural year will be evaluated by our Membership Committee. As the Iota Club expands, membership will be determined by our current members; 85% of all existing members must approve of submitted applications for applicants to continue on in the membership process. Thereupon, individuals with approved applications will be passed onto the Membership Committee to be set up with an interview. 

The average review period is 3-6 weeks. Applicants with member sponsors will receive priority consideration. All other applicants will be assessed on a rolling basis. 

Club members are individuals whom have demonstrated achievement in their chosen field of work and those that possess the key characteristics of an Iota:

  • Ambition
  • Intelligence
  • Sociability

Interested applicants can request an application here.


Note: The Iota Club does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.


The standard initiation fee is $150. Upon acceptance, all new members enter into a “pilot period,” which allows them access to their first Iota event. This is an exploratory period to test the members’ fit into the club. If either party (member or the club) is not satisfied with this fit, the new member may withdraw his or her membership with a half refund of their initiation fee (the other half covers their first event + one guest). Note: New members do not pay annual dues during the pilot period. Annual dues are paid after the new member's first event if he or she decides to continue club membership.


Following the pilot period, if members would like to continue their membership, they can choose from two tiers: Standard and Elite.

Standard Membership - 375 annual

  • Entry to all member events
  • Access to private database
  • Membership card
  • Member voting rights

Elite Membership - 475 annual

  • Entry to all member events
  • Access to private database
  • Membership card
  • Member voting rights
  • Personal concierge
  • Open bar at select events
  • Event access in other cities
  • Unlimited guest privileges
  • Priority access to special limited affairs


Standard members that successfully recommend three new members to the club will have their membership elevated to the elite tier for one year. Elite members that successfully recommend three new members will enjoy their following year's membership gratis, as compliments of the club.

For information on member expectations, please see here.