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Endeavor SA to host International Selection Panel in Stellenbosch this week

A number of SA entrepreneurs are in the running to join the prestigious club of Endeavor that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world — with the non-profit’s SA office set to host its 84th International Selection Panel (ISP) in Stellenbosch from tomorrow (11 December) to Thursday (13 December).

Through the ISP, Endeavor aims to identify innovative and driven entrepreneurs from across the world who are committed to building big businesses that have a positive economic impact.

At the ISP, business leaders interview entrepreneurs about their businesses, evaluating them on their fit with Endeavor and their growth potential.

Once selected, Endeavor entrepreneurs gain access to comprehensive customised services, which include introductions to local and international business mentors and the Endeavor partner network.

The organisation has screened more than 80 000 businesses from 33 markets and currently supports 1768 entrepreneurs leading 1106 companies.

Endeavor has screened more than 80 000 businesses from 33 markets and supports 1768 entrepreneurs leading 1106 companies

Top business leaders and investors from the region and abroad — drawn from Endeavor’s network of board members, mentors and supporters — will serve as panellists at the Stellenbosch event.

Local panellists include RMB Holdings and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, as well as Endeavor SA chairman Herman Bosman, FirstRand Bank former CEO and co-founder of Rand Consolidated Investments as well as Endeavor SA board member Paul Harris, and Vitality Group CEO and Endeavor SA board member Barry Swartzberg.

International panellists who will be at the event include Endeavor global chairman and Accretive managing partner Edgar Bronfman, Silicon Valley Bank managing director for early stage practice Claire Lee and Salesforce IQ former vice president Armando Mann.


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