Ten Endeavor Entrepreneurs representing nine countries and one industry — Enterprise Software and Services (ESS) — convened for an inaugural community gathering and craft beer this February surrounding the 2016 SaaStr Annual Conference in San Francisco, Ca. The event was part of a new, ongoing initiative from Endeavor to convene entrepreneurs around industry to enhance networking opportunities and share experiences.
After kicking off the evening with a Mikkeller beer tasting, participants shared the key challenges that they faced as founders, discussed talent, growth hacking, customer success and capital raising challenges, and served as resources to one another in talking through roadblocks they face as their companies grow.
“Walking away from the evening, one thing was clear — there is no limit to the growth of Endeavor’s ESS portfolio when this group of like minded individuals gather to tackle the challenges they face as a collective,” said Beth Robertson, who manages the ESS industry vertical at Endeavor Global. “This was the starting point of many conversations to come.”