Established in 1997, Endeavor (www.endeavor.org) is a global nonprofit organization leading the High-Impact Entrepreneurship movement around the world. High-Impact Entrepreneurs—those with the biggest ideas and most scalable businesses—are widely recognized as the key drivers of long-term economic growth, job creation, and innovation. High-Impact Entrepreneurs have the potential to change their countries and the world. Many of these High-Impact Entrepreneurs, however, face various barriers in attempting to grow their business. Endeavor provides the support system and resources necessary to overcome these challenges.
Endeavor has set the standard for selecting, mentoring, and accelerating entrepreneurs with the greatest potential for creating impact. In 18 years, Endeavor has screened and provided feedback to 40,000+ candidates and selected 1100+ High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 750+ companies. Mentored by our growing network of 4,000+ top local and global business leaders, these entrepreneurs have created over 500,000+ high-value jobs and generated more than $7.7 billion in revenue last year.
The World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Fast Company, Time, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, as well as iconic entrepreneurs including Michael Dell, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar, and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, have recognized Endeavor for its innovative and results-driven approach. Thomas Friedman hailed our model as the “best anti-poverty program of all.”
Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor has offices in 25 countries around the world.