Endeavor is leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world. Endeavor partners with high-impact entrepreneurs who are transforming customer behaviour, industries, regions and countries; those with the biggest dreams and most scalable businesses. Our unique offering enables entrepreneurs to break through barriers, allowing them to build thriving companies, create thousands of jobs, and become role models for future pioneers.
enke: Make Your Mark (enke) is a leadership development organization that generates and incubates youth-led social impact. We focus on developing the skills of youth to increase their effectiveness as leaders and their ability to contribute to a positive future. Our name “enke” is derived from the SeTswana word for “ink” and the SeSotho word for “take it”. This name reflects our philosophy and work that empowers young leaders to become the authors of their futures by leading change in their communities (making their mark).
We do this by connecting, equipping, and inspiring young people to implement social impact projects that tackle issues that affect their communities. This contributes to developing effective young leaders – youth who have the desire and capability to access post-school opportunities, whether that’s an internship, employment, entrepreneurship, or civic leadership.
Our leadership development programs provide young people with theoretical and practical skills that make it possible for them to become effective leaders in their communities – people who have the desire and ability to identify and access opportunities for a more positive future. We do this through leadership programs for high school youth, for post-school youth, and specialised services.
We have been incubating youth-led social impact since 2009 and our expertise is in capacitating youth towards social innovation, social cohesion and social responsibility. We have trained over 1750 youth, generating over 600 social impact projects that have had a positive impact on over 40,000 people in communities across South Africa.
Our goal is to equip thousands of effective young leaders through our products and services by expanding and replicating our model and partnering with other organisations to meet these targets in potential markets nationally and regionally.
Eco-connect is a pre-incubation program that helps young community entrepreneurs start green businesses. It was launched jointly by Comptoir de l’Innovation (CDI) and SA Business Resources Institute (SABRI).
There is a compelling case to reduce youth unemployment and conserve scare environmental resources. To tackle these issues, Eco-connect provides an 8 months holistic entrepreneurial training, as well as business opportunities and support to help unemployed youth launch startups in the green economy.
The program is divided into 4 phases of 2 months each : Ideation, Product Development, Business Administration training, and Business Launch. From learning to write a Business Plan to meeting financiers, the participants will embark on an entrepreneurial journey that will change their lives and their communities.