Endeavor Entrepreneur Experience

Endeavor turbocharges the journey of fast-growing entrepreneurs through a best-in-class seal of approval, an unrivaled global network, and an impactful platform to pay-it-forward.

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Pro-Active Research:
Our Endeavor team uses its own research, recommendations from the Endeavor network, and self-nominations to find potential candidates.

Screening:
Endeavor staff assesses the entrepreneur’s application and conducts preliminary research to determine whether to interview the candidates.

First Opinion Reviews:
Endeavor staff conducts a one-hour interview to assess the candidate’s viability.

Second Opinion Reviews:
Endeavor mentors conduct multiple interviews with each candidate, probing the business’s strategy, innovation, growth potential, and entrepreneurs’ personal qualities

Local Selection Panels:
Local mentors and Board Members interview, deliberate, and select candidates for an International Selection Panel.

International Selection Panels:
International business leaders serve as panelists to interview candidates, deliberate, and select a new class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs by unanimous vote.

Take the First Step

Scale up with Endeavor

Once selected, you count on a dedicated Endeavor point person who serves as a trusted partner and, based on your specific priorities, curates the most impactful connections between you and the network to help accelerate your scale-up journey.

Network of Trust

We foster a trusted community of, by and for Endeavor Entrepreneurs, where founders learn from and with true peers around the globe who have shared values and ambitions.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs join local and regional communities based on the office through which they are selected, and can easily plug in to other Endeavor markets through network gatherings hosted around the world.

Endeavor Verticals unite the global portfolio by sector. Each Vertical has a specialized network of mentors, investors and partners who founders connect with through highly curated one-on-ones and intimate group settings.

Endeavor Outliers is a year-long experience that brings together a cohort of our highest impact founders (top 5% of portfolio) at a similar growth stage for curated programming and opportunities to connect.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs connect with peers facing similar challenges, regardless of market or sector, to learn from those who have “been there, done that.”

Unrivaled Global Network

Our unrivaled global network of mentors and partners helps Endeavor Entrepreneurs tackle roadblocks to growth and inspires them to think bigger.

Endeavor’s world class Global Network of functional and industry operators and experts across 40 markets pay it forward by providing direct feedback and advice, sharing their experiences, and opening doors.

Endeavor structures Advisory Boards and Braintrust Panels, which gather three mentors to guide entrepreneurs on a strategic challenge (on a regular cadence for a set time period of time or on a one-off basis, respectively).
Endeavor supports entrepreneurs’ geographic expansion by plugging them into the broader network of relevant Endeavor offices worldwide. We also connect them with other founders who’ve gone through a similar experience.
Endeavor connects entrepreneurs with students and consultants from top-tier MBA and corporate partners to work on short-term projects. These partners also extend their support as mentors and advisors.

Unparalleled Fundraising Knowledge

With over a decade of experience working with founders raising capital around the world, Endeavor provides unparalleled knowledge, guidance and connections to support our entrepreneurs’ fundraising efforts.

Endeavor curates mentorings on all aspects of fundraising. Using our global, cross-sector, cross-stage investor network, founders receive unbiased feedback to set them up for success in their fundraising journeys.

Endeavor facilitates introductions to top-tier investors and service providers around the world, and sends notes of endorsement to those who are considering partnering with Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Endeavor supports entrepreneurs in conducting reverse due diligence by facilitating confidential conversations within our trusted community of founders who have partnered with the prospective investor.

Endeavor does not take equity as part of selection. Instead, we co-invest passively in qualified rounds of Endeavor Entrepreneurs through Endeavor Catalyst, our rules-based fund, without additional terms or diligence.

Focus on Scaling Yourself

We recognize that an entrepreneur can only scale her company as fast as she can scale herself. We provide our founders with the safe space and opportunities needed to work on themselves.

Endeavor hosts week-long Endeavor-only executive education programs with HBS, Stanford GSB, and INSEAD, focused on leadership, innovation, and scaling up. Additional virtual programs can extend to executive teams.

Endeavor’s closed-door peer groups and mentorings provide founders with a safe space to zoom out, reflect and grow as leaders. We also facilitate connections to vetted partners and mentors for individual and group coaching.

We help Endeavor Entrepreneurs navigate the transition from their selected company and determine their next steps. Our entrepreneurs become serial founders, investors, board members and executives in other businesses.

Pay it forward through Endeavor

Endeavor Entrepreneurs’ success is not limited to scaling their companies. We provide a platform for them to multiply their impact within and beyond their ecosystem by inspiring, mentoring and reinvesting in the next generation of founders.

Inspiring the Next Generation

We elevate Endeavor Entrepreneurs as role models to inspire the next generation of founders; and offer opportunities for them to share their experiences directly with different audiences around the world.

Mentoring Fellow Entrepreneurs

Endeavor Entrepreneurs serve as mentors to fellow entrepreneurs who are facing hurdles they have already overcome, and to the future generation of Endeavor Entrepreneurs by reviewing candidates and serving as Selection Panelists.

Investing in the Future

Endeavor Entrepreneurs can invest in the future of the organization by allocating space in eligible rounds for Endeavor Catalyst and by becoming LPs in the fund. Some have ultimately been invited to become Board Members of their Endeavor office.

Explore our verticals below to find your niche

Agriculture

Education & Talent

Enterprise Software & Services

Fintech

Food & Beverage

Healthcare

Retail & Consumer Tech

Smart City

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