Milan, Italy – June 29th, 2018 – The Endeavor office in Louisville announced today that Rodney Williams, Co-Founder & CEO of LISNR, was selected into the Endeavor Global network at the 80th International Selection Panel in Milan, Italy. Rodney was selected by a panel of global business leaders including: Ernest Bachrach (US/Argentina), Nabil Triki (Tunisia/UAE), John Hamm (US), Alessandro Fracassi (Italy), Berkin Toktas (Turkey), and Gero Chiavari (UK).
LISNR is setting the new standard for device connectivity by using sound to transmit data.
Utilizing its ultrasonic, inaudible data transmission technology, LISNR enables fast, reliable, and secure communication between any device that has a speaker or a microphone. As the leading global provider of ultrasonic audio technology, LISNR’s proprietary data-over-audio protocol is being used across the connected world to power over 30M devices in 9+ industries, including automotive, financial services, and entertainment.
Convening business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs spanning 30 countries, the Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP) – three days of interviews, deliberations, and networking – is the culmination of a rigorous search and selection process and represents the heart and soul of the Endeavor experience. At the Milan ISP, panelists from around the world interviewed entrepreneur candidates about their businesses, evaluating them on their potential for high-impact growth, and then deliberated on which candidates should be selected to become Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain access to an unparalleled global network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, & investors who volunteer to mentor entrepreneurs as they face the challenges that come with rapid growth.
“Rodney has the tenacity to execute on LISNR’s big global vision, as well as the passion to give back and inspire others. He embodies the disruptive spirit of Endeavor Entrepreneurs to make a lasting impact and we are thrilled to help support his bold vision.” Jackson Andrews, Managing Director of Endeavor Louisville.
Rodney Williams joins a select network of high-impact entrepreneurs from across the globe that in 2017 generated $15B in revenue and have created over 1.5 million jobs. LISNR is the 9th Endeavor Entrepreneur led company selected into Endeavor Global from the region, joining Rivera Group (Joey Rivera, Ph.D), Red e App (Jonathan Erwin & Patrick Goodman), El Toro (Stacy Griggs), SkuVault (Andy Eastes & Slav Ivanyuk), Edj Analytics (Sean O’Leary), Handle (Kyle Green), MXD Process (Mark Franco), and Rabbit Hole Distilling (Kaveh Zamanian).
Since the launch of the Endeavor office in Louisville, Endeavor has supported regional entrepreneurs with programs at Harvard Business School & Stanford and additionally with services from global partners EY and Bain. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have been appointed Endeavor advisory boards, have been provided new market expansion and partner opportunities, have participated in Endeavor’s ‘mentor capital’ program, have been taken on investor network roadshows, and have received over 750 hours of mentorship locally & globally to date from network members.