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Endeavor Insight Report Reveals the Top Qualities that Entrepreneurs Look for in a City


Endeavor Insight, supported by Omidyar Network, recently released a report that addresses the question “What Do the Best Entrepreneurs Want In A City?” With research culled from surveys and interviews with 150 founders of some of the fastest growing companies in the U.S., the report offers some important takeaways for urban leaders. Studies show that entrepreneurs often look to large cities rather than less urban areas to start their ventures and tend to stay put as their firms grow, with a majority of the founders surveyed living in metropolitan regions with populations of over one million. With this in mind, Endeavor Insight set out to explore the key elements of cities that allow them to attract and retain high-impact businesses, and the steps that leaders and policymakers can take to equip their cities for entrepreneurial growth.

The research uncovered a few key lessons on what makes certain cities more attractive than others. While a strong quality of life, talent pool and customer base were the most cited considerations, there was also a surprising lack of mention of business-friendly regulation as a factor. City leaders who dedicate resources to fostering these identifiable characteristics have the highest potential of drawing the types of innovative entrepreneurs, companies and jobs that can transform their local economies.

Read the full report, including more detailed explanations of each lesson and a list of the top keywords mentioned, by clicking here. The report was also featured in the The Atlantic Cities, The Atlantic and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Our Current Impact Report



The 2012-2013 Endeavor Global impact report is now available. This year’s report features updated profiles on the global offices, vibrant new visuals of Endeavor’s impact, and highlights of key milestones from the past year.

View the digital report by clicking HERE and learn more about the ways in which high-impact entrepreneurship is transforming emerging markets, supporting local economies and innovating for future generations. To download a PDF version of the report, click HERE.

A special thanks to Open for their great design work on this year’s report.




Quality and quantity: Endeavor Entrepreneurs create high-quality jobs that multiply their impact.

Endeavor Insight released a report, “Multiplying Impact through High-Quality Jobs.”


Any company can generate jobs, but the best ones build careers. Endeavor Entrepreneurs succeed on both fronts, creating jobs 5.4x faster than peer entrepreneurs in their respective countries and doing so while guaranteeing high levels of employee satisfaction. Fast-growing companies with satisfied, well-trained, and healthy employees drive macroeconomic growth today and provide a sustainable path towards growth in the future. Endeavor is playing an important role in achieving this end by supporting the entrepreneurs and companies that serve as role models to business communities around the world.

Endeavor Insight continues to add to the evidence that Endeavor Entrepreneurs create high-quality jobs around the world. Its new report discusses the results of a global survey of Endeavor Entrepreneurs’ employees in seven countries: South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Turkey, Uruguay, Egypt, and Jordan. Over the last two years, Insight has interviewed these employees and uncovered surprising results regarding their job satisfaction, children’s education levels, access to healthcare, and interest in entrepreneurship. The number of employees satisfied or very satisfied with their current job, for example, is nearly double the number who were satisfied with their previous job.

What is most surprising, however, is that this impact extends well beyond these employees, spilling over to their families and the wider economy. These employees report that their children and families have better access to education and healthcare than comparable workers, ensuring that the next generation can build on the work of their parents. And with nearly half considering becoming entrepreneurs themselves, the future looks bright for the employees of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Please read the full report here.

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Snapshot: High-Impact Jobs at High-Impact Companies

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2012 Impact Report

Endeavor Global has released its impact report for 2011-2012. With updated country reports, a sleek new design, and a breakdown of Endeavor’s impact, the newly released impact report is available HERE as a look into how Endeavor is continually innovating and fostering high-impact entrepreneurship around the world.

2011 Impact Report

Endeavor has released its 2010-2011 Impact Report! DOWNLOAD THE REPORT [PDF] for insight into how Endeavor is transforming the world through High-Impact Entrepreneurship. From Entrepreneur spotlights to country snapshots to colorful photos of events and network members, it’s all here!

For a quick glance at our most recent impact metrics, click here.

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