97

Endeavor is founded by Linda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner

in the midst of an emerging market currency crisis brought on by the collapse of the Thai bhat.

98

Endeavor launches in Chile and Argentina.

Endeavor holds its first International Selection Panel in Santiago, Chile.

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Endeavor launches in Brazil and Uruguay.

01

TIME Magazine recognizes Linda Rottenberg

as a “Top 100 Innovator for the 21st Century.”

Endeavor launches in Mexico.

The organization selects its 100th Entrepreneur.

02

The first Harvard Business School case study about Endeavor is written and taught.

Endeavor companies grow by 62% in revenues

despite the Latin American currency crisis.

04

Edgar Bronfman, Jr. becomes Chairman of Endeavor’s Global Board.

Endeavor launches in South Africa

marking the first office in the African region.

06

Endeavor launches in Colombia and Turkey.

James Wolfensohn, former president of The World Bank, joins Endeavor’s Global Board.

Endeavor Brazil initiates “Entrepreneur Give-Back” program

to support Endeavor’s sustainability goals.

07

Argentina’s MercadoLibre becomes the first Endeavor company to go public on the NASDAQ.

Endeavor celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business case study on Endeavor is written and taught.

08

Endeavor receives a $10 million commitment from Omidyar Network.

Wences Casares joins the Global Board

becoming the first Endeavor Entrepreneur to do so.

09

Andy Freire is the named the chairman of Endeavor Argentina

becoming the first Endeavor Entrepreneur to serve as a country board chairman.

Endeavor launches in Jordan and opens a San Francisco satellite office.

Endeavor Insight is formed

to study entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world.

10

Endeavor launches in Egypt

among the uprisings and economic changes of the “Arab Spring”.

Endeavor becomes a lead host of Global Entrepreneurship Week in ten countries.

11

The Endeavor Investor Network is formed

to connect entrepreneurs with international venture capital and investment firms.

Endeavor launches in Lebanon and opens a satellite office in Singapore.

12

Endeavor Catalyst makes its first investment in Argentina’s Globant.

Endeavor launches in Saudi Arabia, Greece and Indonesia

with the latter two marking the first entries into Europe and Asia.

13

Endeavor’s first U.S. affiliate launches in Miami, FL

taking the organization’s focus beyond emerging markets.

Endeavor launches in Malaysia, Morocco and the UAE.

14

Endeavor launches in the Philippines, Spain and Peru.

The organization selects its 1,000th Entrepreneur into the network.

Argentina’s Globant goes public on the NYSE

marking Endeavor Catalyst’s first investment to go public.

15

Endeavor is honored with the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

an honor akin to a Nobel Prize for the nonprofit sector.

Endeavor launches in the U.S. cities of Detroit, MI and Louisville, KY, as well as in Bulgaria.

Turkey’s Yemeksepeti is acquired for an industry record $589 million

marking Endeavor Catalyst’s second investment to have an exit.

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