Madrid, Spain – June 2, 2016 – Endeavor Detroit is excited to announce the entrepreneurs behind Vectorform, Kurt Steckling and Jason Vazzano, have been selected to join the Endeavor Network.  The Michigan-based company was chosen at the Endeavor 64th International Selection Panel (ISP) featuring top global business leaders and investors
who were drawn from Endeavor’s extensive international network of mentors and supporters. Steckling and Vazzano are two of the 41 high-impact entrepreneurs representing 25 companies and 14 countries who were selected at this ISP.

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous and extensive multi-step interview and selection process. At the event, these top international business leaders interview candidates about their businesses and high-impact potential, then vote on whether or not candidates are selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs.  Steckling and Vazzano were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs based on their expertise in running an innovative, high-growth company which attracts talent to Michigan and fosters high tech entrepreneurship in the state.  Steckling and Vazzano presented to a panel of esteemed international business leaders including:

  1. José María Álvarez-Pallete Lòpez, President, Telefonica S.A.
  2. Martín Migoya, Co-Founder & CEO, Globant
  3. Fabio Cannavale, CEO & Founder, Lastminute.com Group
  4. Dan Green, Corporate Partner, Gunderson Dettmer LLP
  5. Oskar Miel, Managing Partner, Rakuten Ventures
  6. Beatriz Corredor Sierra, Director of Institutional Relations, Minister of Housing

“Today we welcome two more innovative entrepreneurs to the Endeavor Detroit Network,” said Cindy Pasky, Chairman of Endeavor Detroit.  “Entrepreneurs like Kurt and Jason, whose vision is to use technology to transform the world, will continue to positively impact the economy of Michigan.”

Post-selection, Endeavor Detroit provides the entrepreneurs with a world-renowned suite of services and programs along with access to an exclusive mentorship network to accelerate the growth of their company.  Benefits of selection include introductions through a network of more than 3,000 local and international business mentors along with access to capital, talent and international markets.

“We are thrilled for Kurt and Jason to join the growing Endeavor Detroit Network,” said Antonio Lück, Managing Director of Endeavor Detroit. “We look forward to making meaningful connections to accelerate the growth of Vectorform, leading to a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan and beyond.”

“The Endeavor selection process has been completely transformational for Vectorform.  We’re excited to the join the global Endeavor Network and receive their support to take Vectorform to the next level. We hope to reach the ranks of the most successful Endeavor Entrepreneurs and pay-it-forward by helping other entrepreneurs to realize their dreams,” said Jason Vazzano, Co-CEO of Vectorform.

“We are excited to be part of the Endeavor Network as we strongly believe in the mission of driving social change through entrepreneurship. The Endeavor Network will be a tremendous resource for our business,” said Kurt Steckling, Co-CEO of Vectorform.

About Endeavor

Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement. Endeavor promotes 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 47,000 entrepreneurs and selected more than a thousand individuals leading over 700 high-impact companies.

With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, these high-impact entrepreneurs:

  • Have created over 587,000 jobs
  • Generated over $8.1 billion in revenues in 2015
  • Inspire future generations to innovate and take risks

Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 25 markets throughout Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.  The Endeavor Detroit affiliate was established in 2015 and works with Entrepreneurs and mentors throughout the State of Michigan.

About Vectorform

Vectorform invents digital products and experiences for the world’s leading brands with a focus on Mobile, Internet of Things, Smart Home, Connected Vehicle, Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology. Founded in 1999, Vectorform has five global offices: Detroit, New York, Seattle, Munich and Hyderabad.

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