We are a global organization that selects, mentors and accelerates High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
Assemble a board of entrepreneurs and business leaders to provide financial and strategic support for the local office.
Endeavor’s rigorous, multi-step selection process concludes with International Select Panels (ISPs) where business leaders interview and select the next class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Post-selection, Endeavor provides its entrepreneurs with access to mentors and communities, talent, and smart capital through a series of customized local and global services. For eligible companies, Endeavor Catalyst may also serve as a source of capital.
Endeavor helps successful entrepreneurs multiply their impact in the local ecosystem. Ninety percent of Endeavor Entrepreneurs go on to serve as angel investors, mentors, and active promoters of high-impact entrepreneurship.
To support Endeavor’s sustainability, Endeavor Entrepreneurs reinvest their financial gains, expertise, and time.
Endeavor focuses on the search and selection of entrepreneurs who possess the following qualities:
Has energy, passion, vision, and persistence to develop businesses into successful companies.
Ability to lead a team and execute
Inspires instinctive trust and knows how to attract and empower all-stars.
Role model potential
Possesses a strong personal presence, leadership qualities, and a “story” to inspire others in their industries, communities, countries, and even globally. Committed to knowledge-sharing.
Potential to scale big
Innovative companies based on a solid business model with high-growth potential and the capacity to add substantial economic and shareholder value and create a significant number of high-value jobs.
Strong and talented team
We search for established businesses with a high-quality team that already demonstrates a certain level of revenues:
Tech companies: Series A fundraising stage or later.
Non-tech companies: Annual revenue of at least $2M USD with an annual growth rate of at least 30%.
Demonstrates real innovation by either being the first in market or first of its kind. Has the potential to change the way an industry operates locally and/or internationally.
Business is at a pivotal inflection point in which it has the potential to scale up significantly in the short term.
Open to feedback
Interested in accepting advice and support from Endeavor.
Interested in contributing to the Endeavor network, locally and even globally, by becoming an influential role model/mentor/investor.
Desire to eventually give back to the Endeavor organization.
Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, candidates pass a series of local and regional mentor feedback sessions before presenting to panelists from our global mentor network at International Selection Panels held 6 to 8 times each year.
Global business leaders and Endeavor mentors interview and select candidates to become official Endeavor Entrepreneurs by unanimous vote.
Local board members and mentors interview, deliberate, and select candidates that will advance to the International Selection Panel.
Endeavor PH mentors and network members conduct multiple valuable feedback sessions with each candidate, probing business strategy, growth potential, and individual qualities to review their high-impact potential.
Staff conducts a one hour, in-person interview with candidates to assess their viability.
Staff conducts preliminary research on and an initial evaluation of candidates and their businesses based on the Endeavor selection criteria.
Proactive research by Endeavor PH Staff, recommendations from our network, and self-nominations through the website or social media platforms lead us to Endeavor Entrepreneur candidates.
Post selection, we offer entrepreneurs an array of services—access to mentors and communities, talent, and smart capital—to help them achieve their high-impact potential. In doing so, we hope to support and sustain a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs who pay it forward by mentoring, investing, and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. This is what we consider to be High-Impact Entrepreneurship, which is a key driver of long-term economic growth.
Custom Advisory Boards
Quarterly reviews with a customized team of volunteer advisors from the Endeavor Network that provides strategic advice and ongoing feedback on the business and growth challenges.
Regional and Global Mentors
Connect with local and global mentors who provide one-on-one support, based on the entrepreneur’s goals, needs, and interests. We also assist with facilitating connections to other entrepreneurs and Endeavor partners within the global network (See Endeavor Open). Mentor relationships are continuous and provide entrepreneurs with inspiration and support.
Global, Regional & Local Endeavor community events
Community gatherings, in the form of social and learning events, throughout the year bringing entrepreneurs, mentors, board members, and guests together for casual networking and idea sharing. Learning events enable Endeavor Entrepreneurs to learn from their peers, mentors, board members and guest lecturers about specific challenges and topics.
Branding, Food & Beverage, Retail, Technology.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs can recruit MBA students from world-class business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT-Sloan, Yale, Columbia, and INSEAD to spend 6-10 weeks over the summer on-site, working on projects related to strategy, operations, financing, marketing and expansion. MBA Fellows may be part of a structured program such as MIT Sloan - Global Entrepreneur Lab, Harvard Business School FIELD, and Stanford GMIX, which requires teams of students to complete a substantial project with an Endeavor Entrepreneur within a set timeframe.
Harvard and Stanford Executive Education Opportunities
Endeavor partners with Harvard Business School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to organize a week of programming focused on leadership, innovation and management training for select groups of high-impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs. During the two programs, the entrepreneurs stay on campus to engage in a week of guest lectures and discussion groups custom-designed by university faculty. Participants are given access to the world-class resources and expertise of each leading institution while also networking and sharing insights with peers.
Bain & Co. Externship Programs
High-performing consultants from offices worldwide work closely with Endeavor Entrepreneurs on a variety of business development and operational projects.
Coming Soon: Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain access to a bank of resumes of top talents that are collected and vetted internally.
Endeavor Investor Network extends our entrepreneurs' access to equity capital by connecting leading venture capital and growth equity firms from Endeavor’s operating markets with Endeavor Entrepreneurs through exclusive one-on-one meetings. The network also organizes a few regional treks every year that convene top Endeavor Entrepreneurs with investors from Silicon Valley and around the world. By extending the global reach of leading firms, Investor Network helps foster competitive venture ecosystems across Endeavor’s markets.
Mentor Capital Program
Endeavor’s Mentor Capital Program (MCP) connects entrepreneurs pursuing capital with designated mentors focused on the fundraising process. MCP mentors typically have a strong venture capital, banking, or finance background and assist entrepreneurs with honing their strategy and pitch decks. In effect, the MCP helps entrepreneurs improve their overall understanding of the capital raising process—identifying both opportunities and challenges—as they seek to raise smart capital locally, in Silicon Valley or in other international markets.
Endeavor Catalyst is our rules-based, co-investment fund set up to invest exclusively in Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies and to sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way. This is available for Endeavor Entrepreneurs seeking to obtain at least US $5M in funds, where Endeavor acts as a passive investor alongside other prominent investors.
Presentations and pitches to potential investors set up with the help of Endeavor staff.
What is Endeavor? It is a catalyst for change It is a non-profit organization It is a model to fight poverty It is a global network It promotes entrepreneurial culture It considers all business industriesWhat is NOT Endeavor? It is not an incubator It is not a consultant It is not exclusive to startups