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What’s Endeavor’s mission?

Established in 1997, Endeavor's mission is to lead the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs around the world. Endeavor helps entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become self-made role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship which spurs investment and encourages people to think big.

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What is Endeavor’s development model?

Learn more about our model here, including information on how we select and support entrepreneurs.

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Where does Endeavor operate?

Endeavor currently operates in 20 markets: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Miami, Morocco, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UAE, and Uruguay. Endeavor is headquartered in New York City, with a satellite office in San Francisco and Singapore. To meet our goal of operating in 25 countries by 2015, Endeavor aggressively scopes new markets. Learn more about how Endeavor decides where to launch.

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What is Endeavor’s impact?

For over a decade, Endeavor has focused not only on making an impact, but measuring that impact for the benefit of our operations and the wider field. Visit our Impact section to view Endeavor’s latest Global Impact Metrics and stories of our impact in action.

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How can I learn more about your Entrepreneurs?

Visit our Entrepreneurs section to search and browse our growing portfolio of Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

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How is Endeavor funded?

As a nonprofit organization, Endeavor relies on support from individual and institutional donors, as well as through partnerships and grants. We obtain additional funding through other market-driven revenues and premium support programs. Also, Endeavor Entrepreneurs participate in a formal Give-Back program in which they donate a fixed fee annually to help guarantee the long-term sustainability of our affiliates and global organization. Learn more about our sustainability efforts, as well as opportunities to make a contribution.

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I’m an entrepreneur. Can Endeavor help me?

If you currently reside in an Endeavor country and run a high-growth business, please visit that country’s homepage for more information on how to become an Endeavor Entrepreneur. The selection process, while competitive, aims to provide valuable feedback for all candidates. Many of our country affiliates run special events and conferences for the wider community of entrepreneurs, including as part of the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week. In addition to country homepages, you may also visit our online Entrepreneurship Center for general entrepreneurship links, videos, and resources. Please also note that Endeavor Global is unable entertain business plans or requests for funding.

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How can I get involved?

Every day, people are joining the global High-Impact movement—from entrepreneurs, business leaders, and investors to thought leaders, academics, and bloggers. Learn more about opportunities to donate to and/or support Endeavor’s mission. You can also join the global conversation in our Entrepreneurship Center, and stay connected on Twitter, Facebook, and by signing up for our newsletter on the homepage.

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I have another question or comment. Who should I contact?

To contact us at Endeavor Global, please use our online contact form. We will do our best to respond in a timely fashion.

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