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Skynamo’s Sam Clarke selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur

Sam Clarke, the CEO of Stellenbosch based field sales management software company Skynamo is the latest South African to be selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur.

Clarke was part of 17 entrepreneurs leading 11 companies from seven countries that were selected by Endeavor at their latest International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Detroit in the US from last Monday to Wednesday (30 July to 1 August).

In a press release earlier this week, Clarke said being selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur had been a “profoundly rewarding experience” for him and his team.

“The journey started 16 months ago when we failed to get through the local Endeavor selection process on our first attempt. This kick-started a process of reflection, strategic re-orientation and focused action to get our strategy, leadership and business on track for growth and success,” he said.

Skynamo, which was founded in 2012 (then as Honeybee) provides cloud-based field sales management software and a mobile app used by reps and their managers to improve insights into field sales activity. The software is today used by over 5000 users at 440 companies

Skynamo’s Sam Clarke says being selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur had been a “profoundly rewarding experience” for him and his team

The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify innovative and driven entrepreneurs who are committed to advancing an ecosystem of entrepreneurship.

Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain access to comprehensive customised services, including introductions to local and international business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs.

In March four SA entrepreneurs from two startups, payments platform i-Pay and shopping rewards solution Retail Engage, were selected to join Endeavor‘s Entrepreneurs programme at the 77th International Selection Panel (ISP) in Dubai. The four were: Thomas Pays, Mitchan Adams, Lyle Eckstein, and Andrew Weinberg.

Read more: Here are the four South Africans joining Endeavor’s Entrepreneur programme

Endeavor will host ISPs in 2018 in Buenos Aires (5 to 7 September), which will be attended by the winner of the 2018 FNB Business Innovation Awards, Athens (22 to 24 October) and Cape Town (Stellenbosch) (11 to 13 December).

Endeavor now supports 1715 entrepreneurs leading 1070 companies in 30 markets.

Featured image: Skynamo CEO Sam Clarke (Supplied)

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