Pete Benedetto

Manager, Entrepreneur Selection and Growth

As a member of the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth (ESG) team, Pete identifies the fastest growing and most innovative companies in Michigan, matches them with mentors through the selection process and then connects them with Endeavor’s world-class programs and resources.

Prior to joining Endeavor, Peter was the Director of Michigan Corps, a nonprofit whose mission is to empower individuals to make a positive impact in the state. Michigan Corps’ two primary initiatives were the Social Entrepreneurship Challenge, a competition for innovative and impact-driven entrepreneurs, and Kiva Detroit, which facilitates interest-free loans for small businesses through an online crowdfunding platform. Peter started his career in commercial real estate finance with a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway – Berkadia Commercial Mortgage.

He spent two years living abroad, helping lead a youth and community reconciliation program in Belfast, Northern Ireland and working with a social enterprise incubator in the Philippines.

Peter grew up in Dexter, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan.

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