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By Nina Curley
As panelists duked it out over which entrepreneurs deserved to become Endeavor mentees at the International Selection Panel this past week, some clear winners emerged. Those who were selected, including two dubbed the “Sephora of Chile” and the future “Staples of Egypt,” managed to convince the panelists that they understood their customer, understood their market, structured their business well, and could have a wide-reaching impact. But that doesn’t mean they were perfect. On Wamda TV, we asked panelists who inspired them, and what room they saw for improvement.
Susan Lyne, Chair of U.S.-based luxury retail site Gilt Groupe, describes how Chilean beauty company DBS inspired her, and why entrepreneurs need to focus on their governance.
Osman Ünsal of Turkish investment firm Atlas Corporate Finance describes the Chilean woman entrepreneur and Egyptian family business that impressed him the most, and the biggest mistakes that he saw entrepreneurs making.
Fawaz Zu’bi, founder of Jordanian venture capital firm Accelerator Technology Holdings, describes why entrepreneurs need a confidence boost, and what it means for Jordan to host entrepreneurs from other emerging markets.
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