Endeavor (non-profit)

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FoundersLinda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner
Area served
37+ affiliate offices in Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Europe[1]
Key people
Linda Rottenberg (CEO)
Edgar Bronfman Jr. (Chairman)
Fernando Fabre (President)
Revenue10,759,332 United States dollar (2016) Edit this on Wikidata
Number of employees
300+ worldwide

Endeavor is an organization headquartered in New York City that supports entrepreneurs with potential for economic and social impact in their regions.[2] The organization provides the entrepreneurs in its network with services that help them grow ventures, create jobs, transform economies, and support future generations of entrepreneurs.[3]


Founded in 1997, Endeavor has supported over 50,000 candidates and selected 1,500 entrepreneurs from 1,000 companies. Supported and mentored by a network of 2,500+ local and global business leaders, these entrepreneurs have created over 650,000 jobs and in 2016 generated $10 billion in revenues.[4] In 2001, Endeavor launched Endeavor Mexico and Time Magazine recognized Endeavor's founders as among the "Top 100 Innovators for the 21st Century" in its November 5, 2001 issue.[5]

In 2002, the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum endorsed Endeavor as one of 40 leading examples of social entrepreneurship from around the world.,[6] In 2007, MercadoLibre was the first Endeavor company to go public on NASDAQ.[citation needed]

In 2008, Wences Casares, one of the first Endeavor entrepreneurs, joined its board of directors.[7] In 2009, Endeavor co-founder Linda Rottenberg co-chairs the World Economic Forum on the Middle East, held in Egypt.[8] In the same year, Endeavor received a commitment of $10 million from the Omidyar Network.[9] Also in 2009, Endeavor launched its Mentor Capital Program, Global 25 Program, Endeavor Jordan, and Endeavor's Center for High-Impact Entrepreneurship research arm.[10]


As of June 1, 2019, Charity Navigator rates Endeavor as 4 out of 4 stars based on data from FY2017.[11]


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  2. ^ "Wences Casares: Reluctant serial entrepreneur". USA Today. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Early-stage venture accelerators nourish a network". Miami Today News. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  4. ^ "The Justice". Thejusticeonline.com. Retrieved 2011-03-24.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Morse, Jodie (2001-11-05). "Charity Without The Checks". TIME. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  6. ^ "Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship - Profiles". Schwabfound.org. Archived from the original on 2013-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  7. ^ [1] Archived January 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ World Economic Forum on the Middle East Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "ON | Endeavor Receives $10 Million Commitment from Omidyar Network to Support High Impact Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets". Omidyar.com. 2008-07-31. Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  10. ^ "Endeavor brings Silicon Valley to South America's Southern Cone". VentureBeat. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Charity Navigator - Rating for Endeavor". Charity Navigator. June 1, 2019. Archived from the original on May 31, 2020. Retrieved May 31, 2020.