MEXICO CITY--(www.endeavor.org) invited 23 high-impact entrepreneurs from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay to join its network last week at an International Selection Panel in Mexico City, Mexico.)--Endeavor (
“These recently selected entrepreneurs represent the high-impact potential necessary to jumpstart economic growth and private sector development in emerging markets world-wide. They become role models in their countries and regions, transforming a cultural mindset about the possibly of entrepreneurship”
Representing 15 companies, these entrepreneurs are changing local and global markets by introducing a range of novel products and services – including high-end caviar from Uruguay, top quality and low cost primary medical care in Mexico, scientific solutions for the dental market in Brazil, and end-to-end pricing infrastructure options for telecom operators in Chile.
“These recently selected entrepreneurs represent the high-impact potential necessary to jumpstart economic growth and private sector development in emerging markets world-wide. They become role models in their countries and regions, transforming a cultural mindset about the possibly of entrepreneurship,” said Endeavor Co-founder & CEO Linda Rottenberg.
Endeavor’s International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous search and selection process in which candidates are considered based on degree of industry innovation, potential for company-growth, and ability to become inspirational role models. Top business leaders serve as panelists, offering feedback to the entrepreneurs. This International Selection Panel attracted high-profile panelists such as Warner Music Group Chairman & CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr.; Grupo Televisa CEO Emilio Azcárraga; Draper Fisher Jurvetson Founder & Managing Director Timothy C. Draper; and GICSA Chairman of the Board Elias Cababie, among others.
Endeavor provides selected entrepreneurs with customized services from successful business mentors, Fortune 500 consulting firms, and talented individuals at the top business schools. 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” – creating jobs, generating wealth and inspiring others to innovate. Often overlooked, these local entrepreneurs are jumpstarting private sector development in their countries.
As of January 2007, Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, South Africa, Turkey and Egypt have created over 90,000 new jobs and generated over $2.47 billion in revenues. Endeavor plans to launch operations in Jordan and Morocco in early 2008. For more information, visit www.endeavor.org