Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Endeavor Global, Inc.

  • New York, NY
  • www.endeavor.org

Mission Statement

WHAT WE DO
With the support of an unrivaled network of seasoned business leaders, Endeavor works to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide.

WHY WE DO IT
Endeavor supports high-impact entrepreneurs so that they can build thriving companies that employ thousands of people, generate billions in wages, and inspire countless others as role models. Together, these entrepreneurs hold the key to sustained economic growth in every part of the world.

HOW WE DO IT
Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, Endeavor annually screens thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world to identify those with the best talent and potential for impact.

WHO WE WORK WITH
The high-impact entrepreneurs in Endeavor's network have successfully scaled their businesses and created significant wealth and job opportunities in nearly every industry and region around the world.

Main Programs

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

Self-reported

International

Endeavor maintains affiliate offices in Argentina, Atlanta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Detroit, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Louisville, Malaysia, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, 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

Self-reported

Mr. Fernando Fabre

Keywords

Self-reported

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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Also Known As

Endeavor

EIN

13-3931449

 Number

5985055203

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 1,300 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 800+ companies. In turn, these entrepreneurs have created over 500,000 high-value jobs and generated $8 billion in annual revenues (2016). 
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

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$4,597,140.00

Program 2

Expansion

After thorough analyses of target markets, Endeavor launches operations in one ore more markets per year. Endeavor works with top-business leaders who form the board of directors and become champions of Endeavor's work. Endeavor also recruits exceptional talent to run each new office.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

$1,658,476.00

Program 3

Endeavor Insight

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

Population(s) Served

None

Budget

$1,346,933.00

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Revenues generated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs

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2. Equity and debt raised by Endeavor Entrepreneurs

Target Population
No target populations selected

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3. High-quality jobs created by Endeavor Entrepreneurs (cumulative)

Target Population
No target populations selected

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4. Entrepreneurs selected (cumulative)

Target Population
No target populations selected

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Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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 nearly 400 employees and 27 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 1,300 entrepreneurs who have created 500,000+ jobs and generated $8 billion annually (2016). In 2013 Endeavor brought its repeatable model to the U.S., specifically to Miami, Detroit, Louisville and Atlanta.
  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 1,300+ 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, launch new offices, and generate great economic impact each year. Please visit http://www.endeavor.org/impact/metrics for Endeavor's recent goals. Moreover, Endeavor now has four affiliates in the United States -- Endeavor Miami, Endeavor Detroit, Endeavor Louisville and Endeavor Atlanta.

    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, Atlanta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Detroit, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Louisville, Malaysia, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, with support offices in New York, San Francisco, and Singapore.

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THE ENDEAVOR INITIATIVE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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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 world's 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 around the world.

Ms. Rottenberg is also author of the New York Times bestseller, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, published in October 2014. In her book, she argues that entrepreneurship isn't just for young techies in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, a mom-and-pop, or a startup, everybody needs the mindset to think and act like a change-maker. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind.

Ms. Rottenberg serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure (NYSE: ZAYO). She a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and serves on the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum. Ms. Rottenberg has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, Financial Times, USA Today, Strategy + Business, People, Glamour, and MORE, and has appeared on GMA, The Today Show, Morning Joe, Nightline, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg News. Dell featured her in its “Take Your Own Path" ad campaign and Veuve Clicquot named her Businesswoman of the Year.

A graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School, Linda 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, Lexa Partners

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?