SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Endeavor will host its 57th International Selection Panel (ISP) in Singapore from February 4-6th, convening top international business leaders, industry experts and entrepreneurs. Twenty-eight entrepreneur candidates from twenty companies will be participating in the selection panel, representing Brazil, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa and the UAE.
With support from Barclays and EY, the ISP is the conclusion of a rigorous multi-step selection process that is at the core of the Endeavor model. In Singapore, global business and industry leaders will interview entrepreneur candidates about their businesses and potential for high-impact growth, and then deliberate on whether or not the candidates should become Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Panelists from 10 countries will be reviewing the entrepreneurs, including some top names in venture capital and entrepreneurship. Key members of the Endeavor network that will participate include Edgar Bronfman Jr. (Endeavor Global Chairman and Accretive General Partner); Eugenio Lopez III (Endeavor Philippines Chairman and Chairman of ABS-CBN Corporation); Afzal Abdul Rahim (Endeavor Malaysia Chairman and CEO of TIME dotcom Berhad); Husodo Angkosubroto (Endeavor Indonesia Chairman and Chairman of PT Gunung Sewu Kencana); Chris Zook (Partner at Bain & Company, Amsterdam); and Mark Chang (Endeavor Malaysia Board Member and Executive Director of Jobstreet).
Endeavor has maintained an office in Singapore since 2011 as a hub for its work in the region. With support from the J.P. Morgan Foundation, Endeavor is currently considering expanding its presence in the city to better select and support the region’s high-impact entrepreneurs.
“As we continue to grow our presence in Asia, bringing the Endeavor network to Singapore signifies the importance of the city as a center of entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Endeavor co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg. “We hope to continue finding the region’s most high-impact businesses and empowering them to build ecosystems of entrepreneurship that have the power to move economies and create jobs.”
After their selection into the Endeavor network, the entrepreneurs are given access to customized services, including introductions to local and international business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key business needs. They are also connected to world-class talent, education and investment opportunities as part of a business roadmap designed by Endeavor.
Endeavor will host five more International Selection Panels in 2015. Locations will be in Santiago, Chile; Amman, Jordan; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Marrakech, Morocco; and Mexico City, Mexico.
Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor is leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 40,000 entrepreneurs and selected over a thousand individuals leading more than 650 high-impact companies in the 22 markets where it operates.
With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, these entrepreneurs have created over 400,000 jobs and generated over $6.8 billion in revenues as of 2013.