Among the root causes of poverty in many parts of the world are a lack of jobs and a lack of social mobility. It is urgent to address these causes by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs who contribute to private sector development in the world’s emerging markets. High-impact entrepreneurship could create jobs, generate wealth, and contribute to the economic and social growth of these emerging-market countries. Endeavor has developed a model that systematically breaks down barriers to entrepreneurship and accelerates entrepreneurs’ growth. It connects talented emerging market entrepreneurs with a world-class network of business leaders, who provide mentorship, timely connections, and access to their networks. These tools help catalyze Endeavor entrepreneurs’ businesses, creating thousands of good jobs and dynamic economic growth in the process. Endeavor tries to transform emerging-market economies by identifying and supporting high-impact entrepreneurs. High-impact entrepreneurs have the biggest ideas and the most ambitious plans. They have the potential to create thriving companies that employ thousands of people and generate millions of dollars in wages and revenues. And they have the power to inspire countless others.
As CEO and co-founder of Endeavor, Rottenberg pioneered the field of what she calls “High-Impact Entrepreneurship,” the global phenomenon of using high-growth business to transform economies. Her mission: lead the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best High-Impact Entrepreneurs around the world. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor has offices in seventeen countries and operates in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and Uruguay. The 700+ Endeavor Entrepreneurs selected to date, screened from 30,000 candidates, have created 200,000 jobs, generated annual revenues of $5 billion, and served as role models in their countries.
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