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DENVER – September 16, 2019 – Endeavor, a global organization that supports and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs, is announcing the launch of a new office in Colorado. Endeavor focuses on scaleup companies that have passed through the initial start-up phase and are demonstrating the potential for rapid expansion and scale.
Founded in 1997, Endeavor has helped 1,900 entrepreneurs build more than 1,200 companies in 35 markets and 65 cities throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. Companies led by Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated combined revenues of $20 billion in 2018 and have created 3 million jobs in their local economies. Endeavor Entrepreneurs commit to mentoring and investing in the next generation of founders.
Endeavor Colorado will provide emerging entrepreneurial leaders with access to Colorado’s established business leaders as well as Endeavor’s international network of mentors, investors, and peers. In addition to providing strategic support as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses, Endeavor also provides a platform for entrepreneurs to broaden their impact within the Colorado community, paving the way for future generations of founders to access opportunities for self-fulfillment and community advancement. Endeavor Colorado will provide a merit-based platform open to all entrepreneurs who dream big and create high-growth ventures, drawing companies located in all areas of the state and led by diverse founders.
The office will be led by Scott Miller, who will serve as the founding Managing Director. Scott most recently served as Executive Vice President of Campus Operations and Education for the tech education company Galvanize.
Endeavor Colorado’s launch is spearheaded and made possible by seed funding from the founding board of directors, along with strong community support from ZOMA LAB and Liberty Global. The Endeavor Colorado board consists of many of Colorado’s highest impact entrepreneurs, CEOs, and investors: Valeria Alberola (CEO, ZOMA LAB), Dan Caruso (Founder and CEO, Zayo), David Cohen (Founder and co-CEO, Techstars), Tim Craycroft (VP, Amazon), Mike Fries (CEO, Liberty Global), Ryan Heckman (Managing Partner, RallyDay Partners and Chairman of CiviCO), Eric Remer (Founder and CEO, EverCommerce), Eric Roza (Founder and Former CEO, DataLogix), Teresa Taylor (Board Director, T Mobile, BlackHills Energy and First Interstate BancSystem), and Kent Thiry (Executive Chairman and Former CEO, DaVita), with Brad Feld (Managing Director, Foundry Group), serving as a Senior Advisor.
“We’re thrilled to open Endeavor’s seventh U.S. office in Colorado to help local entrepreneurs scale up and multiply their impact by investing in, mentoring and inspiring the next generation. With access to Endeavor’s global network, the Endeavor Catalyst co-investment fund, and support from a strong founding board, we’re confident Endeavor Colorado will have a meaningful impact on the state’s most innovative entrepreneurs and the state at large,” said Endeavor Co-Founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg.
“A priority of every member of Endeavor Colorado’s board is to foster the continued development of Colorado’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Endeavor Colorado Board Member Dan Caruso. “We are committed to assisting the next generation of leaders build iconic businesses that have a high-impact on the entire Colorado community.”
“ZOMALAB is excited to support the launch of Endeavor Colorado. We believe that entrepreneurship is an essential driver of community development and economic vitality,” said Ben Walton, co-founder of ZOMALAB. “We’re thrilled that Endeavor is expanding their global perspective and mentorship to high-impact entrepreneurs across Colorado – particularly those focused on ventures beyond the front range.”
Endeavor Colorado will identify high-impact entrepreneurs in the region and provide them access to a global network of markets, industry leaders, investors, and talent, helping to expand their ventures into enterprises that can propel the local economy and have a high-impact in the community. The new office will be Endeavor’s seventh affiliate in the U.S., with offices previously launched in Atlanta, Detroit, Louisville, Miami, Northwest Arkansas, and Puerto Rico.
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Endeavor is a 22 year-old organization that is leading the global movement to drive long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Founded in 1997 by Linda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner, Endeavor has helped 1,930 of these entrepreneurs build more than 1,200 companies across 35 markets, which generated combined revenues of $20 billion in 2018. To date, companies led by Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created 3 million jobs, and often go on to mentor and invest in the next generation of founders or serve on the boards of Endeavor offices. To learn more, visit www.endeavor.org.
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