Search and Selection

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.

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1

Pro-Active Research

Our Endeavor team uses its own research, recommendations from
the Endeavor network, and self-nominations to find potential candidates.
2

Screening

Endeavor staff assesses entrepreneur’s application and conducts
preliminary research to determine whether to interview the candidates.
3

First Opinion Reviews

Endeavor staff conducts a one-hour interview to assess the candidate’s viability.
4

Second Opinion Reviews

Endeavor mentors conduct multiple interviews with each candidate, probing the
business’s strategy, innovation, growth potential, and entrepreneurs’ personal qualities.
5

Local Selection Panel

4–8 local mentors and Board Members interview, deliberate,
and select candidates for an ISP.
6

International Selection Panel

International business leaders serve as panelists to interview candidates,
deliberate, and select a new class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs by unanimous vote.