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Endeavor is a non-profit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. It operates with a mission to lead the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Established in 1997, Endeavor is headquartered in New York City with satellite offices in San Francisco and Singapore. It also has offices in Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Detroit, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Louisville, Malaysia, Mexico, Miami, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, UAE and Uruguay. The organization expanded to 25 countries in 2015, including expansions in the Middle East, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

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