Webinar Series

Endeavor hosts a series of webinars featuring guest speakers that share their best case practices and insights on how they are handling the current global crisis in their areas, so that our network of high-impact entrepreneurs is better equipped and prepared for what is coming.

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Leading During Unpredictable Times

August 18th

Endeavor Global invited Sal Giambanco to discuss talent management and leadership in times of uncertainty.

Leading Through Crisis with Brad Feld & Chris Schroeder

July 30th

Endeavor Global invited Brad Feld, Managing Director of Foundry Group & Chris Schroeder, Endeavor Mentor and Venture Investor to discuss about building and supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems, at a time when we need entrepreneurship more than ever. 

You Love Innovation: Future Pathfinders

July 28th

Endeavor NWA invited Emily Heyward (Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer of Red Antler), Linda Rottenberg (Co-founder & CEO of Endeavor) and Arlan Hamilton (Founder of Backstage Capital) to discuss a spectrum of topics from art and culinary experiences to outdoor exploration, music and entrepreneurship.

Seafood Traceability: Technological Trends & Solutions

July 22nd

Endeavor Greece invited 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.

Leading Through Crisis with Bruce Feiler

July 16th

Endeavor Global invited 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.

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Life after the Virus: Leveraging New Opportunities Through Innovation

June 26th

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.

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Opportunities the day after between Startups and Corporates

June 24th

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.

Alternative Sources of Capital

June 24th

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.

CFO Challenges post C-19 confinement era and beyond: Financial Budgeting, Forecasting and Cash Management

June 24th

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.

From Their Perspective: How employees see things and how companies should reply during tough times

June 11th

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. 

Leading Through Crisis with Marcelo Claure

June 11th

Endeavor Global invited Marcelo Claure (CEO, SoftBank Group International; COO, SoftBank Group Corp. & Executive Chairman, WeWork) to discuss leading through crisis.

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How to Make Better Decisions

June 3rd

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.

The future of agriculture in the post COVID-19 era

June 3rd

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.

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Leading Through Crisis Featuring Jason Green & Bill Sahlman

May 28th

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.

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Investors Wanting More: Observations on Terms and Investor Engagement in Today’s Environment

May 27th

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.

Marketing & Branding during times of crisis

May 27th

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.

Leading Through Crisis with Kevin Ryan

May 14th

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.

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Life After the Virus: How Endeavor Entrepreneurs Are Overcoming This Crisis

May 8th

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.

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Don‘t Waste a Crisis with Taddy Hall

May 7th

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.

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Leading Through Crisis with Marcos Galperin

May 7th

Endeavor Global invited Marcos Galperin, Endeavor Board Member and co-founder of MercadoLibre to discuss leading through crisis.

A CEO Plan for Coronavirus: Protect, Recover and Retool

May 6th

Endeavor Global invited Miguel Simoes de Melo, Partner at Bain, to lead a session focused on leveraging opportunities and managing growth during the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rethink: Leadership in turbulent times

April 30th

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.

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Rethink: Raising Capital in the midst of a global crisis

April 23rd

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.

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Leading Through Crisis featuring Martin Escobari, Nico Szekasy and Shailesh Rao

April 23rd

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. 

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Current Risks & Opportunities in Fintech: The Ant Financial ‘Case Study’

April 21st

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.

Planning & Managing Remote Sales Teams

April 20th

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.

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Leading Through Crisis with Reid Hoffman

April 16th

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. 

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How to prepare banking, payments and Fintech for the new norma

April 15th

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.

Food Supply Chain Disruption

April 14th
  

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.

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Rethink: Strategy and Planning Amid COVID-19

April 9th

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.

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Discussion with Nadine Hachach

April 9th

Endeavor Lebanon invited Nadine Hachach, Endeavor Entrepreneur & founder of Proximie, to discuss how to manage an international business and fundraising in times of crisis.

Recruiting and Onboarding Remotely with Xapo’s SVP

April 8th

Endeavor Global invited Alejandra Herrera, SVP of People at Xapo, to showcase best practices and frameworks for remote hiring and onboarding, by using Xapo – a fully remote company – as a case study.

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Current Risks & Opportunities in Edtech & Investment Landscape

April 7th

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.

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Leading During Unpredictable Times

April 6th

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.

The State of the Enterprise Software Market in Age of COVID-19

April 3rd

Endeavor Atlanta invited John Kanan, Partner at Bain & Company, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the enterprise software market.

Rising to the Challenge: Leading at Your Best in Uncertain Times

4 Sessions

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. 

Discussion on COVID-19’s Impact on VC & Fundraising

March 31st

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.

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Navigating choppy waters: moving yourself, your team, and your organization through the challenges of today

March 31st

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.

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A CEO Plan for Coronavirus: Actions to Take Now

March 30th

Endeavor invited Miguel Simoes de Melo, Partner at Bain, to lead a session focused on how to strategically plan and transform during times of uncertainty, recession and high stakes.

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How to handle the COVID-19 impacts on the retail sector: An Italian perspective

March 27th

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.

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Endeavor Lending Community COVID-19 Crisis Working Group

March 27th

Endeavor Global invited Endeavor Entrepreneurs to a virtual session to share their experiences and strategies for managing the COVID-19 crisis

Advice from an experienced Investor

March 26th

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.

Last man standing: How long can you hold out for before your cash runs out?

March 25th

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.

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Peer Discussion with Nirmal Rajaram

March 25th

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.

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The impact of COVID-19: an industrial perspective

March 24th

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.

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Cash Flow Management in Times of Crisis

March 23rd

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. 

How to maintain/improve the culture of an organization in a crisis period

March 19th

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.

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1:1 Session with Davide Dattoli

March 18th

Endeavor Spain invited Endeavor Entrepreneur Davide Dattoli, co-founder & CEO of Talent Garden, to share insights and best practices on dealing with COVID-19.

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The impact of COVID-19 emergency on restaurant chains

March 16th

Endeavor Italy invited Alberto Cartasegna, Founder of Miscusi, to share his experience on how Miscusi is tackling the Covid-19 emergency.

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Q&A with Theodoros Skylakakis

March 17th

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.

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