Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Endeavor Global, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.endeavor.org

Mission Statement

Endeavor is the first organization focusing on the “scale-up” not “start-up” phase of entrepreneurship, which
is increasingly recognized as the key to job creation and sustainable economic development. Headquartered in New York with 350 employees and 21 affiliates throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe, Endeavor identifies
mentors, and co-invests in “high-impact entrepreneurs” - those business innovators demonstrating the greatest
potential for growth. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened more than 40,000 candidates and handpicked over 1,000
entrepreneurs who have created 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. In 2013 Endeavor brought its
repeatable model to the U.S.

Main Programs

  1. Entrepreneur Selection & Growth
  2. Organizational Development
  3. Endeavor Insight
Service Areas

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International

Endeavor maintains affiliate offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, with support offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore.

ruling year

1997

CEO & Co-founder

Self-reported

Ms. Linda Rottenberg

President

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Mr. Fernando Fabre

Keywords

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international economic development, entrepreneurship, job creation, management training, education, digital divide, emerging markets, developing economies, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, high-impact entrepreneurship

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EIN

13-3931449

 Number

5985055203

Physical Address

44 Tehama St (5th Floor)

San Francisco, CA 94105

Also Known As

Endeavor

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Management Services for Small Business/Entrepreneurs (S43)

International Economic Development (Q32)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000+ candidates and selected more than 1,000 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 600+ companies. In turn, these entrepreneurs have created over 400,000 high-value jobs and generate $7 billion in annual revenues. 
Beyond this impact, Endeavor's "mentor capital" support catalyzes a chain reaction in the larger economy--driving investment, creating role models, and fostering the conditions for the next Silicon Valley in Rio, Capetown, Cairo or Jakarta. It is what led Thomas Friedman to hail our model as the “best anti-poverty program of all.”

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Entrepreneur Selection & Growth

Working with a network of local business leaders, Endeavor indentifies and screens thousands of entrepreneur candidates running
high-growth businesses. Several times each year, an international selection panel of experienced business people gathers to elect a new class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs - those individuals who demonstrate fulfillment of a specific set of values and conditions that match the organization’s expectations and goals. Once selected, Endeavor provides high-impact entrepreneurs customized services to meet their specific challenges. Endeavor’s services include connecting Endeavor Entrepreneurs with local and global mentors,
managerial talent from blue-chip companies and top business schools, access to difficult-to-penetrate networks and several new targeted services for companies seeking venture capital/private equity and/or companies in later growth stages. At the same time, Endeavor has built a peer network of entrepreneurs who provide a strong, supportive community to face any challenge.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$4,166,063.00

Program 2

Organizational Development

Endeavor supports both new and existing offices through several departments, including Organizational Development. Staff in this department provides infrastructure, best practices and information technology ("IT") training to new offices and high-level consulting services to established offices that have reached key inflection points.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

Budget

$1,197,477.00

Program 3

Endeavor Insight

Mission Endeavor Insight is the research arm of Endeavor that seeks to deepen understanding of how high-impact entrepreneurs contribute to job creation and long-term economic growth in order to educate key constituencies, such as policy makers. In addition, Endeavor Insight seeks to serve as a knowledge center for high-impact entrepreneurs, VCs and others in order to provide useful information and tools that assist high-impact entrepreneurs as they grow their business.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$1,290,426.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Endeavor (http://www.endeavor.org) is the first organization focusing on the “scale-up” not “start-up” phase of entrepreneurship, which
    is increasingly recognized as the key to job creation. Headquartered in New York with 365 employees and 21
    affiliates throughout Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe, Endeavor identifies
    mentors, and co-invests in “high-impact entrepreneurs” - those business innovators demonstrating the greatest
    potential for growth. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened over 40,000 candidates and handpicked more than 1,000
    entrepreneurs who have created 400,000+ jobs and generated $7 billion annually. In 2013 Endeavor brought its
    repeatable model to the U.S.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Endeavor's model has five key segments: Launch, Select, Support, Multiply and Give Back.

    Launch
    In new cities, regions and countries with our pull model led by local private sector leaders who pledge their time and money to open an affiliate.

    Select
    A portfolio of High-Impact Entrepreneurs that will drive innovation, produce role models, and maximize wealth and job creation.

    Support
    the growth of Endeavor Entrepreneurs' companies throughout their business "life-cycle" by developing and providing a comprehensive, unparalleled array of demand-driven services.

    Multiply
    the impact of Endeavor companies by showcasing Endeavor Entrepreneurs as national icons to influence education and policy reform, spur local venture capital, and inspire others to take risks.

    Give-back
    programs contribute to local operations. Our goal is to become a self-sustaining operation through Endeavor Entrepreneurs' give-back and other market-driven revenues.

    Learn more at http://www.endeavor.org/model/ourmodel
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Endeavor's key assets are its people, its network and its model. Endeavor's management team (http://www.endeavor.org/network/endeavorglobal/managementteam) brings together individuals with both nonprofit and for-profit expertise, years of experience in emerging markets and a track record of success. Endeavor's network, highlighted by the board of US operations (http://www.endeavor.org/network/endeavorglobal/boardofdirectors) and international affiliates (http://www.endeavor.org/network/endeavorglobal/countryboards) is a gathering of the most dedicated, successful and philanthropic supporters in the world. Moreover, Endeavor's 1,000+ entrepreneurs are not only leaders in their home countries, but also on the world stage.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Endeavor is an exceptionally metrics-driven organization. Countless hours and resources go into examining, quantifying and improving Endeavor's impact. A full list of Endeavor's metrics can be found here (http://www.endeavor.org/impact/metrics) and an interactive dashboard can be accessed at http://www.endeavor.org/impact/assessment
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Endeavor continues to select more entrepreneurs, open new country affiliates, and generate great economic impact each year. Please visit http://www.endeavor.org/impact/metrics for Endeavor's recent goals and more about Endeavor's plan to be in 25 countries by 2015. Moreover, Endeavor now has three affiliates in the United States -- Endeavor Miami, Endeavor Detroit and Endeavor Louisville.

    Endeavor's research team, Endeavor Insight, has conducted a number of studies regarding Endeavor's macro-impact on the economy of several countries, including Chile, Turkey and Argentina. For more information, please visit http://www.endeavor.org/blog/category/insight/

    A copy of our latest Impact Report can be found at http://www.endeavor.org/ironline
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Endeavor maintains affiliate offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, with support offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore.

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Financials

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THE ENDEAVOR INITIATIVE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Endeavor Global, Inc.

Leadership

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CEO & Co-founder

Ms. Linda Rottenberg

President

Mr. Fernando Fabre

BIO

Named one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News and one of TIME’s 100 “Innovators for the 21st century,” Linda Rottenberg is considered among the most dynamic experts on entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. A frequent lecturer at Fortune 500 companies, Rottenberg is the subject of four case studies by Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her pioneering work also earned her a host of nicknames: ABC and NPR declared her “the entrepreneur whisperer,” Tom Friedman dubbed her the world’s “mentor capitalist,” Business Insider named her “Ms. Davos,” and for years she was known as “la chica loca” (the crazy girl) for insisting that entrepreneurs existed not only in Silicon Valley but also in emerging markets across the globe.

Rottenberg is Co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, the leading organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. Headquartered in New York with 50 offices worldwide, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and co-invests in individuals with the biggest ideas, the likeliest potential to build companies that matter, and the greatest ability to inspire others. Since 1997, Rottenberg’s network has screened 40,000 candidates, handpicked 1,000 Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and helped them grow to provide 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. In 2013, Endeavor brought its proven scale-up model to the U.S, and in 2015 Endeavor won the prestigious Kravis Prize for Nonprofit Leadership.

A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, Linda Rottenberg lives in Brooklyn with her husband, author and New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler, and their identical twin daughters.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Edgar Bronfman Jr.

General Partner, Accretive LLC

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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No

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?