CAPE TOWN, South Africa--(www.endeavor.org) invited 12 high-impact entrepreneurs from South Africa, Brazil, Chile and Egypt to join its network last week at an International Selection Panel in Cape Town, South Africa.)--Endeavor (
“These entrepreneurs represent the high-impact potential necessary to jumpstart economic growth throughout emerging markets world-wide and transform their cultures”
These entrepreneurs represent nine companies operating in fields ranging from voice-over IP mobile telecommunications and broadband communications from South Africa, affordable dialysis care in Brazil, yarn production in Chile and wireless technology based in Egypt.
Dr. Khaled Ismail from SysDsoft (www.SySDsoft.com) is Endeavor Egypt’s first high-impact entrepreneur. Endeavor Egypt expects to officially launch in early 2008.
“These entrepreneurs represent the high-impact potential necessary to jumpstart economic growth throughout emerging markets world-wide and transform their cultures,” said Endeavor Co-founder & CEO Linda Rottenberg.
Endeavor’s International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous Search & Selection process in which candidate companies are considered for their innovation, potential for growth and ability to serve as a role model. Top business leaders serve as panelists. Discovery Holdings CEO Adrian Gore, Burger King Chairman and former eBay executive Brian Swette were among the panelists for this panel.
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 January 2007, Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, South Africa and Turkey have created 79,000 new jobs and generated over $1.9 billion in revenues. Endeavor plans to launch operations in Egypt and India in early 2008. For more information, visit www.endeavor.org