Thursday, July 16th, 20:00 (EEST)
Endeavor Global invites bestselling author Bruce Feiler to discuss his new book, LIFE IS IN THE TRANSITIONS: Mastering Change at Any Age, which unveils the first new model in 50 years for navigating wrenching life changes.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 17:00 (EEST)
Endeavor Greece invites Bryan Hitchcock (Executive Director, Global Food Traceability Center, IFT) & Thomas Burke (Food Traceability and Safety Scientist, IFT) to share their insights on all aspects of seafood traceability, technological trends and solutions.
Endeavor Spain invited Ife Orioke (CCO, Flutterwave), Verónica Pascual (CEO, ASTI Technologies Group), Fernando Moncayo (Co-founder & Managing Director, Inspectorio) to discuss how they are leveraging new opportunities through innovation following Covid-19 and how they are driving new solutions across the fields of robotics, fintech and supply chain.
Endeavor Spain invited speakers from BASF, Boston Consulting Group, CEMEX, Citi, Endeavor, Microsoft and Telefonica to discuss how the Covid-19 crisis is redefining the relationship between corporates and startups and the opportunities which will arise in the new reality. Josemaria Siota (IESE) will moderated the discussion.
Endeavor invited Andrew Kahn (Managing Director & CEO, Partners for Growth), Andy Tsao (Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank) and Jasmine Saadati (Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank) to discuss about alternative sources of capital, given the difficulties in raising equity capital during the crisis.
Endeavor Greece, in collaboration with EY, invited Giorgos Mitropoulos (Business Development Leader, EY Greece & Southeast), Christos Varsos (Associate Partner, CFO Services, EY), Konstantinos Moros (Director, EY Advisory Services) & Konstantinos Batsos (Corporate Finance Director, EY), to discuss the current challenges on cash management, financial budgeting and forecasting in the post-Covid era.
Endeavor Greece invited Marica Labrou (Senior Business Advisor) to discuss what employees really need from companies during tough times, like the one we currently experience with the pandemic.
Endeavor Northwest Arkansas invited its Chairwoman, Elise Mitchell, for a Leadership Training Session focusing on ‘How to Make Better Decisions’. During this session, Elise introduced tools that provide greater clarity, confidence, and consistency in decision-making.
Endeavor Greece invited Alkis Alexandrou (Deputy General Manager, Piraeus Bank), Sotiris Bantas (CEO, Centaur Analytics), Konstantinos Baginetas (General Secretariat of Agricultural Policy and European Funds Management), Dimitris Evangelopoulos (Founder & COO, Augmenta) and Stylianos Theodoulidis (General Manager, Venus Growers) discussed the challenges and opportunities for innovation of the agri-food sector in the post-COVID-19 era. Marianna Skylakaki moderated the discussion.
Endeavor Global invited Jason Green, a Founding General Partner of Emergence, the leading early stage firm focused on partnering with enterprise cloud leaders and Bill Sahlman, Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard Business School, to discuss everything from finding opportunity amidst crisis to what the world will look like on the other side.
Endeavor Global invited Dan Green & Jesse Mossier from Gunderson Dettmer, to lead a fundraising discussion for Latam-based founders, covering new investment terms in the current environment, working with investors who are now more hands-on and involved, negotiating a downround when you have less leverage and what you can be doing today to make your company more attractive to investors.
Endeavor Miami & Endeavor Detroit invited Roni Cunha (former Marketing Director at Netshoes), Bridget Russo (CMO at Bloomscape), and Alex O’Dell (Endeavor Entrepreneur, co-founder & COO at Floyd) to discuss the marketing and branding implications of the current situation.
Endeavor Global invited Kevin Ryan, an Endeavor Ambassador, mentor, and founder of several companies that have gone on to become household names such as DoubleClick (went public, then sold to Google for $3.1BN), Business Insider (sold for $442M), MongoDB (IPO’d at $1.2BN valuation), and Zola.com (currently valued at over $1BN) to discuss how to lead through crisis.
Endeavor Global invited Endeavor Entrepreneurs Eloi Gómez Cal (CEO, Jeff), Hendy Setiono (President Director, Babarafi) & Edu Ourivio (Co-Founder, Grupo Trigo) to share their experience, points of view and actions taken while leading through the crisis. They showcased the opportunities that arise in each case in order to transmit a positive message to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Endeavor Peru invited Taddy Hall, Senior Partner, Lippincott and an Endeavor mentor and innovation expert, to guide us through the necessary steps to find opportunities in a middle of a crisis, take action and leverage your business.
Endeavor Global invited Marcos Galperin, Endeavor Board Member and co-founder of MercadoLibre to discuss leading through crisis.
Endeavor Greece invited its board member Eftichios Vassilakis (Vice Chairman, Aegean Airlines), along with Vlassis Georgatos (Managing Director, Gregory’s) and Vasilis Fourlis (Executive Chairman, Fourlis S.A) to offer business leaders advice on how to rise to the challenge of leading during these turbulent and unpredictable times. Pavlos Tsimas (Journalist) moderated the discussion.
Endeavor Greece invited Niko Bonatsos (Managing Director, General Catalyst), Nick Kalliagkopoulos (Principal, Prime Ventures) & Yannis Tsakiris (Deputy Minister for Development and Investments of the Hellenic Republic) to discuss how global VCs are reacting to the crisis and landscape and define the key factors that entrepreneurs should consider as they readjust their fundraising plans. A discussion with local VC representatives will follow.
Martin Escobari (General Atlantic), Nico Szekasy (Kaszek Ventures), and Shailesh Rao (fmr. TPG) joined Linda Rottenberg for the second installment of Endeavor Presents: Leading Through Crisis, a new series of weekly strategy sessions for Endeavor Entrepreneurs.
Endeavor Global invited Meng Yan, Global Head of International Partnerships at Ant Financial, to share lessons learned on how fintech companies can manage risk and take advantage of new opportunities in the current economic climate.
Endeavor Global invited Matt Cameron, Sales Leader at SaaSy Sales Management, to discuss managing a re-plan that makes sense, monitoring for course corrections and what to focus on when managing teams. Also, he will share insights on supporting people in downturns and keeping morale high and people engaged in a remote environment.
Endeavor Global invited Reid Hoffman (Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners; Chairman, Endeavor Catalyst; Board Member, Endeavor Global), Linda Rottenberg (Co-Founder & CEO, Endeavor) and Allen Taylor (Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst) to discuss fundraising, cash planning, and leading through the current crisis.
Anabel Perez, Endeavor Miami Entrepreneur and President & CEO of NovoPayment, along with EY and Visa invites Kevin Fox (EVP Sales Americas, NovoPayment), Rodrigo Dantas e Silva (Americas Payments Leader, EY), Ruben Salazar Genoves (SVP, Head of Products & Solutions, Visa LAC) and Matthew Hatch (Partner, Americas FinTech and FSO Growth Markets Leader, EY) shared insights and specific actions we can take over the coming months to better position ourselves for the new payments and financial services reality.
Endeavor Greece invited Maria Velissariou, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), to discuss the big challenges in the supply chain of F&B. She will focus on food safety (best practices, global advice on handling raw materials, etc.), logistics, and what consumers are looking for.
Endeavor Greece invited its Chairwoman, Costantza Sbokou Constantakopoulou, Co-owner & CEO of Phāea Resorts and Senior Architect of T.E.M.E.S, Grigoris Zarifopoulos, Deputy Minister of Digital Governance at Government of the Hellenic Republic, Phil Angelides, former California state treasurer and renowned finance expert and Stelios Papadopoulos, Chairman of Biogen,an American multinational biotechnology company with $12B in revenues, to discuss the development of the COVID-19 crisis and next steps for the worldand Greece. The discussion will be moderated by Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner of Threshold Ventures.
Endeavor Lebanon invited Nadine Hachach, Endeavor Entrepreneur & founder of Proximie, to discuss how to manage an international business and fundraising in times of crisis.
Endeavor Global invited Victor Hu and his team from Lumos Capital, a growth oriented edtech fund focused on the human capital development sector, to discuss current risks & opportunities in Educational technology, as well as the investment landscape both in short and in long term.
Endeavor Saudi Arabia invited Nicolai Tillisch a serial entrepreneur, leadership coach and author, to discuss how to think about uncertainty as a leader and to share practical tools on making decisions and working in an unpredictable environment.
Endeavor Atlanta invited John Kanan, Partner at Bain & Company, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the enterprise software market.
Endeavor Northwest Arkansas invited its Chairwoman, Elise Mitchell, a three-time CEO with more than 20 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and a global corporate leader, to help leaders stay cool under pressure, make the right business decisions and help their teams navigate change.
Endeavor Global invited Chris Rogers (Partner, Lumia Capital) & Pueo Keffer (Managing Director, Access Technology Investors) to discuss how should entrepreneurs adjust to this new world as it relates to fundraising and access to capital and define the key factors that entrepreneurs should consider as they chart out their capital planning for 2020.
Endeavor Global invited Dan MacCombie (Evryman) to share his experiences and frameworks for how leaders and entrepreneurs can process all the challenges that are coming up while planning thoughtfully for the future.
Endeavor Italy invited Endeavor Entrepreneur Enrico Casati, Founder of Velasca – the leading artisanal shoes DTC brand in Italy – to share his insights on how to navigate the current Coronavirus crisis in one of the most affected sectors: retail.
Endeavor Global invited Endeavor Entrepreneurs to a virtual session to share their experiences and strategies for managing the COVID-19 crisis
Endeavor Indonesia invited Nick Nash, co-founder and Managing Partner of Asia Partners, to share his insights on surviving the crisis, fundraising in the ‘new normal’, thinking about budgeting and cost reductions, and shifting mindset from growth to survival.
Endeavor Global invited Ed Capaldi, a Strategic Advisor & Agile Business Coach supporting high-octane forward-thinking CEOs & Entrepreneurs accelerate through the chaos of a disruptive age, to discuss cash flow management and how to manage cash burn in times of uncertainty.
Endeavor Global invited Nirmal Rajaram, Endeavor Indonesia Entrepreneur & President Director of Cita Rasa Prima, to share his thoughts and insights on how he is managing his 200-location restaurant chain during COVID-19.
Endeavor Italy invited Guido Iannone, General Manager of Nuceria Group (one of the European Leaders in packaging production), to share his insights on how to manage economic lockdown during the coronavirus emergency.
Endeavor Egypt invited Ahmed Wahby, CEO of GEMS Education Investment Fund in Egypt & Former CFO of Procter & Gamble for the Near East Cluster, to discuss Cash Flow Management in Times of Crisis.
Endeavor Greece invited Aline de Lucca, HR Business Partner of Google, Jill Medhaug, HR Business Partner of NOKIA & Alison Lohr, VP Corporate Strategy of Egon Zehnder, to discuss how international organizations handle the current situation from the HR perspective.
Endeavor Greece invited Theodoros Skylakakis, Greek Deputy Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policy, to discuss with Greek Entrepreneurs the impact that COVID-19 has had so far on their businesses and the measures they need to adopt in order to deal with the crisis.