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Endeavor Detroit is excited to announce the launch of its 2021 ScaleUp program for selected entrepreneurs in Southeast Michigan. With support from The New Economy Initiative (NEI), Endeavor is offering ScaleUp to exceptional leaders of future high-growth companies in the region to support their next-level growth and scale.
Entrepreneurs participating in ScaleUp will receive direct mentorship from current Endeavor Entrepreneurs, mentors, and other successful business leaders in Endeavor’s national network. As part of the 6-month program, participants will undergo a strategic, growth-focused assessment through EY’s proprietary 7 Drivers of Growth workshop to identify ways to accelerate growth and achieve market leadership; attend a clinic led by renowned Harvard Business School Professor Lynda Applegate; receive 1:1 mentoring from top advisors and entrepreneurs in Endeavor’s network; and complete a mock Endeavor Selection Panel to receive tactical feedback from subject matter experts and seasoned entrepreneurs. While ScaleUp is offered in several other Endeavor affiliate offices around the world, each affiliate designs highly curated content based on the needs of its local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Six entrepreneurs will gather virtually on Thursday, January 28 to kick off the 2021 ScaleUp program. This year’s ScaleUp companies include:
Company: AaDya Security
Entrepreneur: Raffaele Mautone, Founder & CEO
AaDya provides smart, simple, affordable, and effective cybersecurity software solutions for small and medium businesses. Marzo4, their all-in-one cybersecurity platform featuring Judy, their customers’ cybersecurity assistant, provides four essential pillars of security including: Single Sign On, Password Management, Endpoint Protection, and Anti-Phishing. Learn more about AaDya Security
Company: Dunamis Clean Energy Partners, LLC
Entrepreneur: Natalie King, President and CEO
Industry: Energy Efficiency Products, Energy Management Services, and Environmental Service Solutions
Dunamis Clean Energy Partners is on a mission to provide ethical business practices, treat its employees with respect, serve the community, protect the environment, and provide customers with the service they expect. Learn more about Dunamis Clean Energy Partners
Entrepreneur: Ashok Sivanand, CEO
Industry: Smart Cities
Integral builds great teams that build great products by leveraging their combination of human centered design, lean product management and agile software engineering. Integral’s teams help clients with everything in the software product lifecycle. Learn more about Integral
Entrepreneur: Kabir Maiga, Founder
Industry: Smart Cities
PassiveBolt’s smart-lock module is designed to improve and simplify home safety by automatically detecting and responding to tampering activities. The company provides automotive-grade touch technology to homeowners, allowing them to use their smart-phones for keys, and employs a cloud-based platform for consumers to stay updated on their home security. Learn more about PassiveBolt
Entrepreneur: Jessica Willis, Founder & CEO
Pocketnest is on a mission to democratize financial planning and change the financial trajectory for millions of people through its comprehensive financial planning platform. Based on psychology, behavioral science, and coaching, the platform leads users through ten themes of personal finances, resulting in actionable to-do items and recommendations customized for each user. Learn more about Pocketnest
Entrepreneur: Christina York, CEO
SpellBound uses augmented reality to improve pediatric patient healing and recovery. The company’s keystone product, ARISE, is a 3D scavenger hunt that motivates patients to walk after surgery, reducing their perception of pain through immersive gameplay. Learn more about SpellBound
Established in 1997, Endeavor’s mission is to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 individuals and selected more than 2,000 founders leading over 1,200 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 4.1 million jobs, generate more than $24 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 35+ growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
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