About

We are a global organization that selects, mentors and accelerates
High-Impact Entrepreneurs.

Our Model


Endeavor’s model works in five parts to sustain the high-impact entrepreneurship movement worldwide.

We believe that High-Impact Entrepreneurs play a crucial role in creating jobs and wealth for our local ecosystem, paving the way for long-term economic sustainability and growth.

High-Impact Entrepreneurs


We believe that High-Impact Entrepreneurs go through two stages in their journey:


The entrepreneur builds and scales a sizeable business, creating significant wealth and jobs.


The entrepreneur reinvests that success in the local ecosystem by becoming a mentor, role model and investor in other entrepreneurs.

Our Services


Through a series of programs and services designed to increase access to talent, capital and markets, Endeavor equips entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed.

Build relationships and receive expert insights for growth

Mentorship & Global Connections

Connect with local and global mentors who provide one-on-one support, based on the entrepreneur’s goals and needs. We also assist with facilitating connections to other entrepreneurs and Endeavor partners within the global network.

Advisory Boards

Quarterly reviews with a fixed, customized team of mentors that provide strategic advice and ongoing feedback on the business and growth challenges.

Targeted advice for raising growth capital

Investor Network

Provides high-growth entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s operating markets access to top individual and institutional investors, through exclusive one-on-one meetings. The network also organizes annual regional treks that convene top Endeavor Entrepreneurs with investors from Silicon Valley and around the world.

Endeavor Catalyst

Innovative co-investment vehicle designed to support Endeavor Entrepreneurs raising growth capital, and contribute to the long-term sustainability of Endeavor.

Mentor Capital Program

Mentors work closely with Endeavor Entrepreneurs on their fundraising strategy, pitch materials and term-sheets through ongoing one-on-one support.

Support and inspiration from local mentors and peers

Workshops & Roundtables

Allows Endeavor Entrepreneurs to learn from their peers, mentors, board members and guest lecturers about specific challenges and topics.

Networking Events & Sharing Sessions

Community gatherings throughout the year bringing entrepreneurs, mentors, board members and guests together for casual networking and idea sharing.

Expertise from Endeavor’s global partners to scale ambitious ideas

Bain & Company Externships

High-performing consultants from offices worldwide work closely with Endeavor Entrepreneurs on a variety of business development and operational projects.

eMBA Fellows

Top MBA students from world-class institutions including Harvard, Stanford, MIT-Sloan, Wharton and INSEAD work on projects around strategy, operations, financing, marketing and expansion with Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

EY Vantage Program

EY Vantage Advisors spend 1-2 months on the ground with Endeavor Entrepreneurs, leveraging their professional expertise to work on business development and consulting projects.

Tools to evolve as CEOs and leaders

Harvard and Stanford Leadership Education

Week-long courses taught by Harvard and Stanford faculty using a tailored curriculum exclusively for Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Workshops & Seminars

Endeavor invites world-class leaders, entrepreneurs and academics to run workshops and seminars for Endeavor Entrepreneurs all around the world.

Encouragement and influence in making a lasting impact

Industry Tours

Attend exclusive industry tours where participants have a rare look into the operations and strategies of top global brands and companies through onsite tours.

Platform for Give-Back

Provide entrepreneurs the chance to multiply their influence through events, panels and networks by becoming mentors, investors and role models.

Selection Criteria


Endeavor considers candidates from a variety of industries across different stages of development.



Entrepreneur

  • Leadership potential
  • Ability to execute
  • Role model potential


Business

  • Potential to scale
  • Innovation
  • Timing
  • Track Record
  • Investor Appeal


Endeavor Fit

  • Open to feedback
  • Ecosystem impact
  • Give-back

Our Selection Process


Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process (5-7 months), candidates pass a series of local and regional interviews before presenting to panelists from our global business network at International Selection Panels held five to six times each year.

Proactive Research

Staff searches ecosystem and receive nominations from within the network for candidate Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Screening

Initial evaluation of candidates and their businesses, based on the Endeavor selection criteria.

First Opinion Review

Staff conduct a one hour, in-person interview with candidates to assess fit.

Second Opinion Review

Endeavor mentors conduct multiple reviews with candidates, probing business strategy, growth potential, and individual qualities.

Local Selection Panel

Board members and mentors interview, deliberate and select candidates that will advance to the final selection stage.

International Selection Panel

International Endeavor mentors interview, deliberate and select a new class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Our Impact


Endeavor and its high-impact entrepreneurs enables significant impact across financial, human, social, intellectual and cultural capital.

1433

High-Impact Entrepreneurs selected from 895 companies

US$8.16B

in revenues generated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 2015

600,000+

jobs created by Endeavor companies

 

2,998

business leaders mentor Endeavor Entrepreneurs

>50%

compounded average growth rate in first two years after engaging with Endeavor

US$700M+

in debt & equity capital raised by Endeavor Entrepreneurs

 

Our Global Presence