A Step-by-Step Guide Through Endeavor’s Selection Process

Our goal at Endeavor is to identify the fastest-growing founders with the greatest potential, invite them to participate in our renowned international selection process, and integrate them into a global community that is driving innovation-based economic development across borders.
If Endeavor sounds like a project you’d be interested to join, you may already be wondering: What is the value of the multiplier effect? What are the selection criteria? What are the profile types of entrepreneurs that we are looking for? And what are the steps of the process?
In this article, we will walk you through every stage of becoming an Endeavor Entrepreneur, from screening to the international selection panel. By the end, you’ll know exactly what it takes to be part of our community and you will gain a deeper understanding of how Endeavor’s multiplier effect will accelerate your scale-up journey.


Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. The organization was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs.
To that end, Endeavor creates a Multiplier Effect by inspiring high-growth founders to dream bigger, supporting and investing in them to scale faster, and providing a platform to pay it forward — thereby compounding their individual impact. In 1997, when Endeavor was launched in Latin America, emerging markets were technologically wastelands, unlikely to produce even a single startup with a valuation of $1 billion or more. Entrepreneurs in emerging and underserved markets faced multiple barriers to success: the high cost of failure, a lack of mentors and networks and limited access to talent and smart capital. What Endeavor did in the past 25 years was to systematically break down those barriers and unleash tremendous local talent, with the help of the multiplier effect.

The best way to visualize this phenomenon is on a social network map, illustrated below.  Light-blue rings represent years. Blue Circles, or Bubbles, represent tech companies. Blue lines represent connections between and among tech founders — inspiration, mentoring, training, and investing.