High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Endeavor participates in Presidential Summit

Endeavor was well-represented at the White House Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. from April 26-27. The Summit, hosted by the Department of State and Department of Commerce, aimed “to deepen ties between business leaders, foundations, and entrepreneurs in the United States and Muslim communities around the world.” Over 250 participants attended, from 50 countries.

Endeavor CEO Linda Rottenberg, along with Endeavor Jordan founding board member Fadi Ghandour, spoke on a panel “The Culture of Entrepreneurship” (see the YouTube video below), and four Endeavor Entrepreneurs from Turkey and Jordan attended the Summit as delegates:

- Nevzat Aydin, Yemeksepeti, Turkey

- Bulent Celebi, Airties, Turkey

- Fatih Isbecer, Pozitron, Turkey [see blog post]

- Mansour Mansour, Javna, Jordan

In the closing remarks to the Summit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cited Endeavor as one of the State Department’s partners for their e-mentoring program that is to be launched later this year.

On April 28, Endeavor hosted a breakfast and panel on High-Impact Entrepreneurship where participating Endeavor Entrepreneurs talked about local barriers to entrepreneurship, how to reverse “brain drain,” and the role of government in fostering innovation.

For first-hand insights on the Summit, check out blog posts (Portfolio.com) by Endeavor’s own Elmira Bayrasli: Day One; Day Two.

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