SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endeavor selected 23 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, Mexico and Turkey at its 36th International Selection Panel. Endeavor now supports 540 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 349 companies in 11 emerging market countries. The entrepreneurs were chosen at a Panel held from Sept. 29th – October 1st in Pebble Beach, CA. Immediately following the Panel, Endeavor hosted 46 entrepreneurs from around the world at a conference on Innovation in Emerging Markets at the Stanford campus in Palo Alto.
“Bringing these events to Silicon Valley is a major step towards increasing the profile of Endeavor and our High-Impact model in the world’s leading center for innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Endeavor Co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg. “It was extremely gratifying to bring our entrepreneurs and global supporters together with our increasingly active network here in the Bay Area. The High-Impact Entrepreneurs we selected are the role models who are creating high-value jobs and building sustained support for entrepreneurship in their home countries.”
The International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step Search & Selection process where top local and international business leaders interview and then offer guidance to entrepreneur candidates. At the International Panel in Pebble Beach, participating panelists came from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States and Uruguay. Post-selection, Endeavor provides entrepreneurs with customized services provided by local and global business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms and top U.S. business schools.
Selected Entrepreneurs and companies are listed below. Descriptions of the companies can be found on our website.
Entrepreneurs: Andres Alterini, Mariano Elizari & Santiago Pinto Escalier
Industry: Technology (Online advertising)
Location: Buenos Aires
Entrepreneurs: Martin Enriquez, Juan Manuel Damia & Gustavo Arjones
Industry: Technology (Social Media Analysis and Engagement)
Location: Buenos Aires
Entrepreneur: Tiago Moura Mendonca
Industry: Retail (Finishing Materials)
Location: Minas Gerais
Entrepreneur: Marcos Burattini
Company: Vivere Brasil
Industry: Financial services (BPO for real estate market)
Location: São Paulo
Entrepreneur: Dr. Pamela Chavez-Crooker
Industry: Biotechnology / Mining
Entrepreneurs: David Assael & David Basulto
Company: Plataforma Networks/ArchDaily
Industry: Technology (New Media)
Entrepreneurs: Pedro Tosin & Diego Diaz del Castillo
Industry: Technology (Digital animation)
Entrepreneur: Ahmed Hindawi
Company: Hindawi Publishers
Entrepreneurs: Ramzi Halaby & Zafer Yunis
Company: Modern Media
Industry: Technology (Social Media)
Entrepreneurs: Firas Al-Otaibi & Mohammed Asfour & Wael Attili
Industry: Technology (Animation and Design)
Entrepreneurs: Eduardo Graniello & Felipe Labbe
Industry: Technology (IT)
Location: Mexico City / Monterrey
Entrepreneur: Yunus Guvenen
Industry: Technology (Digital marketing)
Entrepreneur: Erdem Yurdanur
Industry: Technology (B2C software development)
Established in 1997, Endeavor (endeavor.org) is the global nonprofit that pioneered the concept of High-Impact Entrepreneurship in emerging markets. A growing movement, High-Impact Entrepreneurship is widely recognized as the key driver to sustainable economic development--creating jobs, prosperity, and a culture of innovation and investment.
As leaders of the movement, Endeavor has set the standard for identifying and supporting entrepreneurs with the greatest potential for impact. In 13 years, Endeavor has screened and provided feedback to 23,000+ candidates and selected 540 High-Impact Entrepreneurs from 349 companies. Supported and mentored by our growing network of 1,000+ top local and global business leaders, these entrepreneurs have created over 130,000 high-value jobs and generate more than $3.5 billion in annual revenues.
Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor Global currently supports 10 independently-run country affiliates across Latin America, the Middle East, and South Africa, with plans to expand to 20 countries by 2015.