NEW DELHI, India--(Endeavor invited six High-Impact Entrepreneurs from four companies spanning Egypt, India, South Africa and Turkey to join its network at an International Selection Panel in New Delhi, India. This was the first panel held by Endeavor in India, where it has recently launched local operations. Endeavor India’s founding board members include Hari Bhartia, Ashish Dhawan and Sanjay Nayar.)--
“Endeavor’s job is to identify the most promising entrepreneurs in emerging markets and help them scale their businesses. Last week, in New Delhi, we selected an impressive array of entrepreneurs that are running companies that will not only change industries but also create value-added jobs that are necessary for any growing economy. Through our work with high-impact entrepreneurs, Endeavor inspires a culture of entrepreneurship in traditionally risk-averse environments, leading to innovation and wealth generation,” said Endeavor Co-founder & CEO Linda Rottenberg.
The International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step search and selection process where top business leaders interview and then offer guidance to entrepreneur candidates. Among the business leaders who participated in this panel were TCS’s Gabriel Rozman, Emergence Capital’s Jason Green. Microland’s Pradeep Kar and Canaan Partners’s Alok Mittal. Endeavor provides selected entrepreneurs with customized services from successful business mentors, Fortune 500 consulting firms and top U.S. business schools.
Endeavor provides selected entrepreneurs with customized services including high-level business mentors, consultants from Fortune 500 firms as well as top business school talent. The goal is to help these entrepreneurs scale their businesses and reach their high-impact potential.
Endeavor breaks down barriers that prevent emerging-market entrepreneurs from reaching their high-impact potential. Hailed by NYT columnist Thomas Friedman as the "mentor capitalist" model, Endeavor identifies entrepreneurs leading high-growth innovative companies in emerging markets. These entrepreneurs are given world-class strategic advice, access to key networks and other tools that will catapult them to success. With Endeavor's guidance they become “high-impact” – expanding employment, generating wealth and inspiring others to innovate. Often overlooked, these local entrepreneurs are now jumpstarting private sector development in their countries.
As of 2007, Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, South Africa and Turkey have created 86,000 new jobs and generated over $2.4 billion in revenues. For more information, visit www.endeavor.org.