Endeavor uses its selection process to push and inspire even those entrepreneurs who aren’t selected.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
Finding Local Entrepreneurs,
Creating Global Impact
Through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, Endeavor annually screens thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world. Candidates with the most innovative, high-growth ventures and with the greatest potential to become future mentors and investors are selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Our selection process begins in each local market and culminates in our world— renowned International Selection Panels (ISPs)—dynamic, invitation-only events held throughout the year in different cities around the world.
To qualify for an ISP, entrepreneurs must demonstrate that their company has reached a clear inflection point and shows real potential for regional, or global, scale and influence. Historically, fewer than 5% of candidates who enter the initial selection process move onto an ISP.
At each ISP, only those final candidates gaining unanimous approval from expert panelists become Endeavor Entrepreneurs. The Endeavor seal of approval carries significant weight with investors, partners, and other industry leaders.