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We were founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs.

Leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement.

Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organisation leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world.

Our Story

Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in nearly 40 growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.

Endeavor launched its Nigeria office in 2018, to select and support the best founders of companies at the scaleup stage, who have potential to leverage Endeavor’s global resources, mentors and network to create large-scale wealth and jobs. Endeavor Entrepreneurs are committed to multiplying their impact by reinvesting their time and money to help others in Nigeria’s ecosystem take off. Today, in Nigeria, Endeavor supports 17 Endeavor Entrepreneurs leading 11 companies. 

Established in 1997, Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. Endeavor was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 entrepreneurs and selected more than 2,000 founders leading over 1,200 scale-up companies. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 4 million jobs, generate more than $20 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate, take risks, and build strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in underserved markets. 

Think Big. Scale-Up.
Pay It Forward.

By driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership and inspiring a generation of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, we hope to help catalyse the important powerful multiplier effects that shift economies from the ground up.

Endeavor Nigeria presents Catalysing Conversations, our annual scale up entrepreneurship forum, focused on themes of innovation, high-growth company dynamics, high-impact entrepreneurship and entrepreneur-led economic development.

Our aim is to spread the mission of high-impact entrepreneurship, illustrating why entrepreneurs that Think Big, Scale Up and Pay-It-Forward are critical for long-term economic transformation.