About Us

ENDEAVOR is leading the global movement to select, mentor, and accelerate the best entrepreneurs around the world.

 

High-Impact Entrepreneurs are those who:

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Possess the biggest most innovative ideas and the capacity to realize them.

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Scale their businesses creating significantly more wealth and high quality jobs.

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Reinvest their knowledge, credibility, and financial gains in the generation of entrepreneurs.

Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
4x more likely to inspire

Economic Growth
2.4x faster

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
8x more likely to mentor
4x more likely to invest

Job Creation
5.4 faster/span

Endeavor Model

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LAUNCH

Institutions and business leaders bring the Endeavor model and pledge their time and money to support the local office.

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SELECT

Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, Endeavor screens thousands of entrepreneurs to select the best talents.

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SCALEUP

Once selected, entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive unparalleled array of demand–driven services and programs.

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MULTIPLY

Endeavor’s entrepreneurs transform the social norms around entrepreneurship and inspire future generations to innovate, take risk, and “think big”.

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REINVEST

Endeavor was founded as an organization of, by, and for entrepreneurs.

By reinvesting and paying– it –forward in different ways, Endeavor’s Entrepreneurs expand the impact of the network.

Selection Criteria

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ENTREPRENEUR

  • Entrepreneurs that will inspire generations to dream big and are willing to reinvest their time and money to help others take off.
  • Transparent business leaders that are willing to listen, learn, and grow from mentors’ feedback.

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TIMING

  • Companies that are at an inflection point for growth and could be turbo-charged by Endeavor’s network.

BUSINESS

  • Companies with an innovative business model and significant growth potential.
  • Potential to create large-scale wealth and jobs.
  • Potential to scale regionally or globally.

Network & Mentors

An elite network of local and global business leaders mentor Endeavor entrepreneurs.

  • Executives provide constructive advice on issues entrepreneurs are facing through “Global Connections” with Endeavor Venture Corps.
  • Endeavor-built advisory boards guide Endeavor Entrepreneurs at quarterly board meetings.

Talents

Business leaders say their best asset is their team. Endeavor helps entrepreneurs access talents to build stronger teams.

  • The eMBA program matches Endeavor Entrepreneurs with students from top business schools.
  • Endeavor works with recruiting firms to help entrepreneurs hire high-caliber talent.

Smart Capital

The Endeavor network helps entrepreneurs access “smart capital” with favorable terms and infrastructure of support.

  • Mentor Capital Program
  • Private  Road-shows
  • Investor Network
  • Endeavor Catalyst

Inspiration

Endeavor events bring together entrepreneurs and mentors to celebrate the power of entrepreneurship through encouraging new ideas, synergies, and connections.

  • Endeavor provides access to an unparalleled network of like-minded entrepreneurs, spurring collaboration and even new business.
  • Entrepreneurs connect with global business leaders at international selection panels, industry tours, and summits.

1,198

ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS 25 MARKETS

$8B

REVENUES GENERATED IN 2014

2,800+

connections between entrepreneurs and investors coordinated by the investor network in 2014-2015

506K+

HIGH-QUALITY JOBS CREATED SINCE 1997

755

COMPANIES

$500M

Debt & equity capital raised by Endeavor entrepreneurs

12

ENTREPRENEURS SINCE 2012

SR376.5M

REVENUES GENERATED IN 2015

111%

Average revenue growth of Endeavor Saudi entrepreneurs since selection

460+

HIGH-QUALITY JOBS CREATED SINCE SELECTION

9

COMPANIES

59%

of Endeavor Saudi entrepreneurs have participated in leadership programs at Harvard and Stanford

Endeavor Catalyst

Endeavor Catalyst is an innovative co-investment vehicle designed to support Endeavor Entrepreneurs with their equity financing rounds and contribute to the long-term sustainability of Endeavor.

Following a disciplined, rules-based investment process, Endeavor Catalyst invests alongside professional venture capital and growth equity firms into the equity financing rounds of Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

  • Investing in the companies of Endeavor Entrepreneurs
  • Investing alongside professional investors
  • Seek to follow the same terms as lead investor(s)

Check the first annual Endeavor Catalyst Report by clicking here.