Endeavor is founded by Linda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner

in the midst of an emerging market currency crisis brought on by the collapse of the Thai bhat.


Endeavor launches in Chile and Argentina.

Endeavor holds its first International Selection Panel in Santiago, Chile.


TIME Magazine recognizes Linda Rottenberg

as a “Top 100 Innovator for the 21st Century.”

The organization selects its 100th Entrepreneur.


The first Harvard Business School case study about Endeavor is written and taught.


Edgar Bronfman, Jr. becomes Chairman of Endeavor’s Global Board.


James Wolfensohn, former president of The World Bank, joins Endeavor’s Global Board.


Endeavor celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business case study on Endeavor is written and taught.


Endeavor receives a $10 million commitment from Omidyar Network.

Wences Casares joins the Global Board

becoming the first Endeavor Entrepreneur to do so.


Andy Freire is the named the chairman of Endeavor Argentina

becoming the first Endeavor Entrepreneur to serve as a country board chairman.

Endeavor opens a San Francisco satellite office.

Endeavor Insight is formed

to study entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world.


Endeavor becomes a lead host of Global Entrepreneurship Week in ten countries.


The Endeavor Investor Network is formed

to connect entrepreneurs with international venture capital and investment firms.


Endeavor Catalyst makes its first investment in Argentina’s Globant.


Endeavor’s first U.S. office launches in Miami, FL

taking the organization’s focus beyond emerging markets and into the United States.


The organization selects its 1,000th Entrepreneur into the network.


Endeavor launches office in Detroit

to support Michigan entrepreneurs.

Endeavor Detroit welcomes its first Entrepreneurs

when Geoff Horst of Algal Scientific, brothers Bob and Joe McClure of McClure’s and brothers Brian and Scott Rudolph were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Endeavor is honored with the 2015 Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

an honor akin to a Nobel Prize for the nonprofit sector.


First Female Entrepreneurs join Endeavor Detroit

when the James sisters of DROUGHT are selected at the Palo Alto ISP.

Endeavor Detroit welcomes tech entrepreneurs

in Kurt Steckling and Jason Vazzano of Vectorform and Jason Raznick of Benzinga.com.

Endeavor Detroit’s reach expands across Michigan

when Ryan Vaughn of Varsity News Network in Grand Rapids is selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

What's New


Michigan is tied closely to the auto industry. However, as the state continues its rapid revival, the auto


Endeavor Network provides entrepreneurs opportunity to connect, support each other across borders and oceans   Through an Endeavor


Grand Rapids manufacturing company selected to join Endeavor Detroit Brooklyn, New York— Endeavor Detroit is excited to announce

Global Perspectives

Sacha Chiniara, Yale School of Management, MBA Candidate, 2018 As part of Endeavor’s annual eMBA program, MBA students

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