Access to market
Custom Advisory Boards
Quarterly reviews with a customized team of volunteer advisors from the Endeavor Network that provides strategic advice and ongoing feedback on the business and growth challenges.
Connect with local and global mentors who provide one-on-one support, based on the entrepreneur’s goals, needs, and interests. We also assist with facilitating connections to other entrepreneurs and Endeavor partners within the global network (See Endeavor Open). Mentor relationships are continuous and provide entrepreneurs with inspiration and support.
Global Networking Events
Endeavor organizes networking events bringing together entrepreneurs, mentors and investors and encouraging new ideas, synergies, and connections. We also organize industry tours and tailor-made roadshows in various countries. International Selection Panels (ISPs) are also accessible to Endeavor Entrepreneurs and are a great opportunity for networking and exchanging views and ideas with network members.
Community gatherings, in the form of social and learning events, throughout the year bringing entrepreneurs, mentors, board members, and guests together for casual networking and idea sharing. Endeavor Vietnam’ themed learning events enable Endeavor Entrepreneurs to learn from their peers, mentors, board members, regional network members and guest lecturers about specific challenges and topics through workshops and discussions.
Access to Smart Capital
Endeavor Investor Network extends our entrepreneurs’ access to equity capital by connecting leading venture capital and growth equity firms from Endeavor’s operating markets with Endeavor Entrepreneurs through exclusive one-on-one meetings and VC roadshows. By extending the global reach of leading firms, Investor Network helps foster competitive venture ecosystems across Endeavor’s markets.
Mentor Capital Program
Endeavor’s Mentor Capital Program (MCP) connects entrepreneurs pursuing capital with designated mentors focused on the fundraising process. MCP mentors typically have a strong venture capital, banking, or finance background and assist entrepreneurs with honing their strategy and pitch decks. In effect, the MCP helps entrepreneurs improve their overall understanding of the capital raising process—identifying both opportunities and challenges—as they seek to raise smart capital locally, in Silicon Valley or in other international markets.
Our rules-based, co-investment fund set up to invest exclusively in Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies and to sustain Endeavor’s long-term operations in a mission-aligned way. This is available for Endeavor Entrepreneurs seeking to obtain at least US $5M in funds, where Endeavor acts as a passive investor alongside other prominent investors.
Access to talent
Endeavor Entrepreneurs can recruit MBA students from world-class business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT-Sloan, Yale, Columbia, and INSEAD to spend 6-10 weeks over the summer on-site, working on projects related to strategy, operations, financing, marketing and expansion.
MBA Fellows may be part of a structured program such as MIT Sloan – Global Entrepreneur Lab, Harvard Business School FIELD, and Stanford GMIX, which requires teams of students to complete a substantial project with an Endeavor Entrepreneur within a set timeframe.
Harvard and Stanford Executive Education Opportunities
Endeavor partners with Harvard Business School and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to organize a week of programming focused on leadership, innovation and management training for select groups of high-impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs. During the two programs, the entrepreneurs stay on campus to engage in a week of guest lectures and discussion groups custom-designed by university faculty. Participants are given access to the world-class resources and expertise of each leading institution while also networking and sharing insights with peers.
Bain & Company Externship Programs
High-performing consultants from offices worldwide work closely with Endeavor Entrepreneurs on a variety of business development and operational projects.
Ernst & Young Vantage Program
EY Vantage Advisors spend 6 weeks on the ground with Endeavor entrepreneurs, leveraging their professional expertise as high-performing employees at EY to support consulting projects. The Advisors help the entrepreneurs’ companies to evaluate technology solutions, improve financial reporting, initiate organizational improvement initiatives and much more.