Endeavor transforms markets by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs.
Endeavor is the only non-profit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Our “mentor capitalist” model breaks down economic and cultural barriers to entrepreneurship through advising from our network of world-class business leaders. With their guidance, our 1,150+ Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. have created 500,000+ high-value jobs and in 2014, generated $7.7 billion.
“The best anti-poverty program of all” – Thomas Friedman.
Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, candidates pass a series of local and regional interviews before presenting to panelists from our global business network at International Selection Panels held four to five times each year. Endeavor selects the most promising high-growth firms around the world that will drive innovation, produce role models, and maximize wealth and job creation.
Endeavor supports the growth of Endeavor Entrepreneurs’ companies throughout their business “life-cycle” by developing and providing a comprehensive, unparalleled array of demand-driven services. Endeavor helps scale-up these firms in order to create wealth, jobs, and a culture of mentorship
These entrepreneurs multiply their success by mentoring and investing in other entrepreneurs. Endeavor helps the impact of their companies by showcasing Endeavor Entrepreneurs as national icons to influence education and policy reform, spur local venture capital, and inspire others to take risks.