Selection process

Endeavor selects and supports a group of extraordinary emerging-market entrepreneurs who have the potential to transform industries, communities, and even countries. Endeavor screens thousands of entrepreneurs each year and selects those with exceptional, high-impact potential. Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process (12-18 months), candidates pass a series of local and regional interviews before presenting to panelists from our global business network at International Selection Panels held four to five times each year.

We select individuals of all ages, ethnicities and educational backgrounds, delivering a meritocratic message to the developing world: through hard work, creativity and values-driven leadership, individuals living anywhere, from any background, can turn an entrepreneurial idea into a world-class venture.

How Do We Select Entrepreneur

ENDEAVOR’S SELECTION CRITERIA

Endeavor uses well-defined selection criteria throughout its multi-stage interview process.

ENTREPRENEUR

ENTREPRENEURIAL INITIATIVE

Energy, passion, vision and persistence to develop businesses into successful companies.

ROLE MODEL POTENTIAL

Strong personal presence, leadership qualities and “story” to inspire others in their industries, communities, countries and even globally. Committed to knowledge-sharing.

VALUES & ETHICS

Inspires instinctive trust. Unquestionable integrity and respect for the rule of law. Demonstrates commitment to giving back to the community.

BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

Exhibits high-growth potential and the capacity to add substantial economic and shareholder value. Exhibits strong potential to create a significant number of high-value jobs.

BUSINESS INNOVATION

Demonstrates real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates locally and/or internationally. Has the potential to change how people live.

FIT WITH ENDEAVOR

Interested in accepting advice and support from Endeavor as well as contributing to the Endeavor network and eventually giving back to the organization.