A number of pioneering entrepreneurs and ground-breaking companies are set to take part in Endeavor’s 77th International Selection Panel (ISP) to gain a place in the global non-profit organization’s ecosystem of entrepreneurship. The three day event taking place from 20th – 22nd February, is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process that identifies those successful entrepreneurs with the most potential to scale.

Hailing from 14 countries, 24 candidate companies will meet with local and international business leaders to present their businesses and high-impact potential in the hope of being selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Linda Rottenberg, Endeavor Global Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer will also be in attendance.  

Industries represented by candidate companies include retail, healthcare and consumer technology, as well as fintech – a current global hotspot for disruptive technologies.

“With innovation and entrepreneurship such a central element of the UAE’s vision, it is especially exciting for Endeavor UAE to be hosting the ISP again,” said Noor Shawwa, Managing Director of Endeavor UAE. “The entrepreneurial sector is being recognized as a major contributor to economic growth and community transformation, and Endeavor’s role is to help amplify that.  We have no doubt that the candidates selected in this 77th ISP will continue our track record of success.”

With a mission to select, support and scale high-impact entrepreneurs in growth markets around the world, Endeavor has established itself as the most effective global organization at building entrepreneurial ecosystems where none had existed before.

Endeavor entrepreneurs have a significant track record of creating quality jobs, generating billions of dollars in revenues and transforming economies in every market in which they operate. With four hopeful candidates from the UAE participating alongside an additional four from Saudi Arabia and Jordan, the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Middle East is looking strong.


About Endeavor UAE

Established in 2013, Endeavor UAE is an affiliate of the global nonprofit organization that has pioneered the concept of high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets around the world. The organization transforms economies by identifying and supporting high-potential (or "high-impact") entrepreneurs. Practicing a tested “mentor capitalist” model, Endeavor affiliates help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to growth by providing the key ingredients to success: mentorship; networks; strategic advice; talent; skills; access to smart capital; and inspiration. Guided by Endeavor, these entrepreneurs generate sustainable economic growth and jobs, become role models, and help nurture a culture of entrepreneurship, which spurs investment and encourages people to innovate and think big.


Source: Mojo PR