Endeavor Global to Host Three-Day Entrepreneurship Conference in San Francisco: Bay Area Execs to Play a Leading Role

Entrepreneur Summit

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Endeavor Global, the leader in High-Impact Entrepreneurship, today announced the details of its June 28th-30th Entrepreneur Summit (#eSummitSF) at the Westin St. Francis. Founded in 1997, Endeavor supports over 600 entrepreneurs in 11 emerging markets worldwide. Over 150 Endeavor Entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industries will attend the Summit.

The Summit agenda features keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and breakout sessions with leading business executives, and live mentoring opportunities. Topics on the agenda range from “The State of Venture Capital in the United States and Abroad,” to “What Do Mountain Guides and Entrepreneurs Have in Common?”

Summit Keynote Speakers include:

  • Reid Hoffman, Cofounder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • Marc Benioff, Founder and CEO, Salesforce.com
  • Scott McNealy, Former CEO, Sun Microsystems
  • Bing Gordon, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Former CEO, Electronic Arts
  • Josh Silverman, President, U.S. Consumer Services, American Express; Former CEO, Skype; Founder and Former CEO, evite.com

Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder and CEO of Endeavor, said that Endeavor Entrepreneurs look forward to hearing from and speaking with top Bay Area executives. “Our entrepreneurs are very eager to meet with innovation, technology, and venture capital experts,” Rottenberg said. “We are thrilled to announce that over 90 top Silicon Valley executives have agreed to speak with our entrepreneurs about their business challenges at the Summit. This exposure is invaluable to emerging market entrepreneurs.”

Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor opened an office in San Francisco in 2009; since that time, Endeavor has recruited 85 new Network Members, as well as seven Bay-Area Global Board Members:

  • Matt Bannick, Managing Director, Omidyar Network
  • Wences Casares, Endeavor Entrepreneur; Founder & CEO, BlingNation; Founder, Patagon
  • Jason Green, Founding General Partner, Emergence Capital Partners
  • Reid Hoffman, Cofounder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
  • William McGlashan, Managing Director, TPG Growth
  • Joanna Rees, Founder and Managing Partner, VSP Capital; San Francisco Mayoral Candidate
  • Brian Swette, Former COO, eBay; Former EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Pepsi-Cola Company

Endeavor Entrepreneurs have also benefited from investment and business alliances with major Bay Area companies including eBay, Intel, HP, and Playdom.


Endeavor transforms the economies of emerging markets by identifying and supporting High-Impact Entrepreneurs - those with the biggest ideas and most scalable businesses. Headquartered in New York, Endeavor operates in 11 emerging economies - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey and Uruguay - with plans to expand to 20 emerging markets by 2015. In each of these places, Endeavor's work is supported by a world-class network of business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs. As of June 2011, Endeavor's rigorous Search & Selection process has screened more than 23,000 candidates and selected 604 Endeavor Entrepreneurs representing 385 companies from some of the world's fastest growing economies. In turn, these High-Impact Entrepreneurs have created over 130,000 high-value jobs and generate more than $3.5 billion in annual revenues.


The Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit - to be held June 28-30, 2011 in San Francisco - is a dynamic, invitation-only conference designed to address the most pressing needs and challenges of Endeavor's entrepreneurs. This year's Summit, built around the theme "Innovation has no borders. Ideas have no boundaries." will convene over 400 of the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors from Silicon Valley and Endeavor's greater global network.

For more information or to request a press pass, please contact Marissa.Carberry@endeavor.org or 215-208-0611.

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Endeavor Global
Marissa Carberry, 215-208-0611

Release Summary

Endeavor announced the details of its June 28th-30th Entrepreneur Summit in San Francisco, featuring keynotes by Reid Hoffman, Marc Benioff, Scott McNealy, and others.


Endeavor Global
Marissa Carberry, 215-208-0611