Endeavor is the leading supporter of high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. By high-impact we mean individuals with the biggest dreams, the greatest potential to create companies that matter and grow, and the highest likelihood to inspire others. We are the only organisation to focus on the scale-up, not the start-up, because that is where we think the highest job and wealth creation happen.
Currently, Endeavor supports 1 302 high-impact entrepreneurs from 821 companies in 26 markets around the world. They are the small subset of entrepreneurs who, since 1997, have been selected from among more than 46 000 candidates because they have the potential to scale up their businesses to extraordinary heights.
Endeavor South Africa was officially incorporated in June 2004. Over the last 12 years, it has identified and supported more than 80 high-growth entrepreneurs. It has additionally developed a unique Excelerator programme, which works with black-owned businesses. The programme applies Endeavor’s global best practices to earlier-stage businesses that have the potential to become high-growth companies within a defined timeframe.