Endeavor Philippines to bring six ‘high-impact entrepreneurs’ to its network in 2017

Endeavor Philippines during its recent second-year anniversary.

Endeavor Philippines, an affiliate of non-profit group Endeavor Global, is targeting to bring six “high-impact entrepreneurs” into the organisation’s global network in 2017 with a view to helping them scale up their businesses.

“For the Philippines in 2017, we want six more companies on-boarded to put our portfolio at 12—they in turn will mentor more,” said Endeavor Philippines managing director Manny Ayala.

High-impact entrepreneurs, a term coined by Endeavor founder Linda Rottenberg, refers to entrepreneurs with the ability to create large, successful businesses that disrupt their industries and that have the desire to “pay it forward” by nurturing other entrepreneurs.

Endeavor helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses by connecting them to a global network of over 3,000 business leaders who have volunteered to provide mentoring and connections focused on access to markets, capital and talent.

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Ayala said Endeavor’s global pool of 1,336 entrepreneurs generated up to $8.1 billion in revenues and helped create over 600,000 jobs last year.

Endeavor Philippines is Endeavor’s third affiliate office in Southeast Asia launched in 2015 and since then has helped eight entrepreneurs from six organizations in various industries to scale and positively impact their respective networks and value-chains.

At present, the local portfolio includes Xurpas, PSG Global Solutions, Bo’s Coffee, Adobo Connection, mClinica, also Christopher Reiter and Kenneth Cobonpue.

Endeavor Philippines has so far built a network of 40 mentors that include business leaders such as Billy Valtos of ICCP, David Guerrero of BBDO Guerrero, Ginbee Go of BPI Family, and Hans Sicat of the Philippine Stock Exchange.

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The local board consists of Bobbit Panlilio, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Gabby Lopez, Anton Huang, Jun Sy, Bong Consing and Injap Sia.

“Regardless of the economic and geopolitical climate, if we stick to our mandate of mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs who are driven to pay it forward, the multiplier effect will continue,” Ayala said, sharing what he learned from Endeavor Global’s 20 years as connector for promising startups and founders.

Endeavor Philippines since January of 2015 selects entrepreneurs through a rigorous screening process involving local and global mentors.

Upon selection, entrepreneurs receive support from global and local business mentors, access to professional services, and growth capital. Endeavor Philippines is supported by generous donors including JP Morgan.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.