Our Model

In each country where Endeavor operates, we highlight our entrepreneurs as role models, helping to transform social norms around entrepreneurship and to inspire future generations to innovate, take risks, and "think big" - the multiplier effect.

Thought Leadership

Drive thought leadership about High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Education

Promote entrepreneurship curriculum & education reform

Policy

Influence policy makers

inspiration

Inspire future generations to innovate & take risks

Spur Investment

Foster competitive capital markets

Spotlight: Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide initiative to inspire young people to embrace innovation and creativity. In 2009, together with the Kauffman Foundation, Endeavor offices reached over 87 million people during the annual event—including over five million people who participated in events in Endeavor countries. Through their second “Bota Pra Fazer” campaign with media partner Globo, Endeavor brought the message of entrepreneurship to over 1/3 of the population in Brazil.

Spotlight: Entrepreneur case studies at universities

Over 175 case studies about Endeavor and/or Endeavor Entrepreneurs have been taught in universities around the world. In the United States alone, Endeavor cases are systematically taught at such universities as Harvard, Stanford, Duke, MIT/Sloan, Columbia, and Princeton.

Endeavor seeks to catalyze entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging economies, including fostering competitive capital markets. We accomplish this not only by servicing entrepreneurs, but by engaging other key change agents from the media and universities to the investment community and government officials. In all of the countries in which Endeavor operates, Presidents and Finance Ministers routinely call upon Endeavor to help implement pro-entrepreneurship, pro-market policies.

From the Entrepreneurship Blog

Events

Endeavor Convenes Managing Directors from 20 Countries for Leadership Retreat

August 17th, 2014 — by admin

During the  54th Endeavor International Selection Panel in New York, Endeavor convened managing directors from all 20 of its affiliate offices for an annual MD Retreat. The aim of the program was to f…

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South Africa’s Vinny Lingham Announces Acquisition of Gyft, His Third Venture, By First Data

August 1st, 2014 — by admin

Mobile gift card provider Gyft, founded by Endeavor Entrepreneur Vinny Lingham, recently announced its acquisition by First Data, a payment technology solutions provider. Based in San Francisco, Gyft …

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