Endeavor Miami Partners with Facebook to Support Minority Founders

Miami, FL (October 14th, 2020) – Endeavor Miami — the first U.S. affiliate of the global organization —  announced today it is partnering with Facebook to support minority founders, particularly immigrants and BIPOC, to grow their businesses through the Endeavor Growth Bootcamp powered by Facebook. 

“This has been a challenging year for many entrepreneurs, yet it is crucial to support them and ensure their growth as they are a key component of economic development in our city, this is why the work Endeavor does is critical at this moment” said Claudia Durán, Managing Director at Endeavor Miami. “We are thrilled to partner with Facebook to provide underserved entrepreneurs with the opportunities and tools to take their businesses to the next level.”

Endeavor’s Growth Bootcamp is a two-week program covering the basics to launch and operate a business. Leveraging Endeavor’s tested business best practices and expertise in scaling startups to support underrepresented and undercapitalized founders to set up, operationalize and grow their ventures. The program will cover the following content pillars: Strategy & Finance, Culture & HR, Digital Marketing and Storytelling. 

“At Facebook we are in the business of small business, and we are happy to partner with Endeavor to train entrepreneurs in digital marketing so they can start and grow their businesses,” said Daniella Valeriano Head of Industry at Facebook Miami. “We look forward to meeting the different participants and sharing with them how they can leverage our tools and services to meet consumers where they are.”

Endeavor’s Growth Program has been built in collaboration with Facebook, as such, participating entrepreneurs will receive a scholarship covering the cost of the program. “This partnership highlights Facebook’s commitment to our city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Andrea Torres, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Endeavor Miami. “We’re grateful to count on Facebook as a partner as we seek to catalyze economic growth in South Florida.”

As part of this partnership, Endeavor & Facebook will also host a free Boost with Facebook virtual training, open to all small business owners and entrepreneurs in Miami, so they can gain skills on digital marketing (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Business and Messenger) to grow sales and online presence. It will be streamed live via Endeavor Miami’s Facebook page on November 12th (10 AM EST).

Endeavor and Facebook are now accepting applications to the Growth Bootcamp. Apply here.

About Endeavor Miami

Endeavor Miami launched its operation in September 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated more than $250 million in revenues and created close to 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2019. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 22 companies and 38 entrepreneurs.

For more information on Endeavor Miami, or to nominate Miami entrepreneurs, please visit www.endeavormiami.org.


About Endeavor

Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 individuals and selected more than 2,000 founders leading over 1,200 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 4.1 million jobs, generate more than $24 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 35+ growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America. 


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