Endeavor hosted a curated Enterprise Software industry tour for entrepreneurs this February in San Francisco, providing them with unique opportunities to learn from and network with CEOs, founders and leaders in the field. Hailing from 15 different markets, 24 Endeavor Entrepreneurs working in the enterprise software vertical gathered for two days of specialized programming, sponsored by Endeavor partner SAP Startup Focus.
Highlights of the tour included site visits to leading Silicon Valley software companies Zendesk, Box and Zoom, and intimate talks with Zendesk Founder and CEO Mikkel Svane, Box Co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Zoom Founder and CEO Erik Yuan, and Marketo Co-founder Phil Fernandez.
Entrepreneurs also attended workshops with Armando Mann of SalesforceIQ on building a world-class sales organization and Endeavor Board Member and Emergence Capital Founder Jason Green on the SAAS funding landscape.
The Enterprise Software tour was part of Endeavor’s ongoing initiative to offer entrepreneurs industry-specific, enriching programming. In 2017, Endeavor hosted similar events in New York City for Endeavor Entrepreneurs working in fintech, food and beverage, and data, marketing and media industries, and has similar events planned for the coming year.