Innovation and Growth

General Information

Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Date: August 18 to August 23, 2024

In collaboration with Endeavor this program draws from Stanford GSB’s faculty and network to help Endeavor Entrepreneurs drive innovation and build leading companies in a competitive global marketplace. The curriculum has included sessions in: design thinking, partnership strategies, entering new markets, and leading innovation. The course follows a mix of case studies, interactive lectures, and learning groups.

Scaling Fast-Growth Companies In Global Markets

Participants in this program will:

  • Understand how successful companies pivot and evolve to accelerate growth.
  • Develop strategies to drive innovation within their organizations.
  • Learn how to develop more effective relationships with partners and customers.
  • Be exposed to the best practices of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Curriculum Overview

The Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program is taught by the same renowned GSB  faculty who teach in the MBA program. The curriculum for this program has included  sessions on the following subject areas:

  • Design Thinking
  • Partnering Strategies
  • Entering New Markets
  • Leading Innovation
  • Making Partnerships Productive
  • Connecting Talent Brand to Customer Brand  


“The teachings of this intense week will be essential for FortBrasil’s second phase of growth.  I came back with a much more structured road map of how we should approach the  development of new products and channels. The week was also important to increase my  perspective. I often get caught up dealing with problems in the company and forget to look  for new market opportunities.”



“The content went deep and was very relevant to our current phase of growth. It’s a 6  month program packed into 5 days, but conveyed in simple ways to make you think and  compartmentalize your organization. Based on several insights from the program, we  have designed the first bootcamp for identifying next level leadership. Stage 1 is taking  place tomorrow.”


Executive Education Programs for Key Staff

Key Staff from Endeavor Companies will have the unique opportunity to join the Execeutive Program class, create great connections with each other and foster their network. It will also be an amazing occasion for these Key Staff to learn more about our network and meet Endeavor Entrepreneurs in selected and curated social activities.

Registration Process for Key Staff

  1. Key Staff can apply for a spot by selecting the “Key Staff Application” ticket.
  2. In the registration form, they are asked to answer the question “Why do you want to attend this program?“. The answers will help us select participants for the class and to create study groups.
  3. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  4. As we admit Key Staff to the program, they will receive the link to complete the registration and payment.

The fee for all participants, including Key Staff, is $8300 and includes lodging, meals, and course materials for the duration of the program.

Please note that a maximum of two Key Staff per company are allowed.

Faculty Director

George Foster, the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, conducts research on the management of new enterprises, the globalization strategies of growing companies, and the performance of venture backed entrepreneurial companies.

Registration Form

For any questions or information, please email [email protected].