This evening celebration is held in conjunction with Endeavor’s 20th Anniversary Gala honoring William E. Ford, CEO of General Atlantic. Gala attendees will join Scale-Up Night at 9:30pm. A portion of your ticket is U.S. tax-deductible.


250+ network members including Endeavor mentors, investors, entrepreneurs and young professionals from 30 growth markets around the world.


Brian Chen | Phonebooths Inc.
Steven Chang | 1stdibs, starting new venture
Max Cook | Bain & Company
Sarah Cummings | BlackRock
Atul Joshi | Raga Partners
Julia Kaplan | Boston Consulting Group
Jan-Niklas Kokott | Glossier
Jacob Kreimer | Twitter
Daniel Marshi | Morgan Stanley
Sarah Millar | City Light Capital
Yamile Nesrala | Venture for America
Molly O'Shea | Blue&Tuck LLC
Ismet Oztanik | Lucis Initiative
William Ross | IBM Watson
Denali Tietjen | General Catalyst, Rough Draft Ventures
Tanvi Vattikuti Abbhi | Veta Health


Join us for a fun night commemorating 20 years of Endeavor leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement worldwide. Your evening features music by Hannah Bronfman, an open bar, and food by Pinch. To learn more about Endeavor, please visit https://www.endeavor.org


Thursday, November 30th, 8pm-12am

At 9:30 pm, 500+ power players from Endeavor's 20th Anniversary Gala will join in to celebrate!


Spring Studios - 50 Varick St., Tribeca, NYC


To raise critical funds for Endeavor's continued global expansion. To date, Endeavor has helped 1,500+ entrepreneurs across 30 growth markets scale their businesses, transform their local economies and create nearly 700,000 jobs.


Black-Tie Optional




Individual Ticket

One Ticket.

Open bar, food, and entertainment.

*A portion of your ticket is U.S. tax deductible.

Make a Donation

Whether you are unable to attend or joining us as a guest, you may support our mission through a donation here.


Entrepreneur showcase

Over the past 20 years, Endeavor has supported a growing network of high-impact entrepreneurs. At Scale-Up Night, we will feature the innovations created by some of the following inspiring Endeavor Entrepreneurs. They are the manifestations of Endeavor's impact and we are excited to share their visions and stories with you. 



Casa Lumbre | Endeavor Mexico

Shaking up the traditional tequila industry in their native Mexico, entrepreneurs Moises and Daniel are aiming to reinvent the tequila-drinking experience the world over. They founded Tequilera Milagro with a focus on superior product quality and innovative brand management, aiming to replace old-fashioned images of “horses and haciendas” with hip nightclubs and sleek cocktails. The strategy has paid off: Tequilera Milagro has become the fastest growing tequila product in the U.S. The company has been ranked on CNN Expansion’s “Top 10 Entrepreneurs.” Milagro now represents the fourth largest tequila company in the United States and the eighth largest in Mexico, passing tequila manufacturers who have been in business for more than 200 years. Learn more here.



YouVisit | Endeavor Miami

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would YouVisit? Organizations in every industry leverage traditional videos and 360° videos to drive customer engagement. However, traditional videos have now become commonplace, 360° videos are costly and time-intensive to produce, and both fail to convert audiences due to the spectators’ passive involvement. YouVisit is SaaS company that combines its award-winning production studio with its proprietary platform, Aria, to help organizations better engage and convert audiences through interactive 360° experiences across mobile, desktop, and virtual reality devices.Competing in a $3 billion VR/AR market that is projected to explode to $108 billion in 2021, YouVisit has established a strong footprint in the U.S. market through work with clients such as Swarovski, the U.S. Army, the University of Miami, Accenture, and Visit Philadelphia. Learn more here.


Bluesmart | Endeavor Colombia

Bluesmart is a technology company that develops internet-connected travel products, including “the world’s first smart, connected luggage.” Bluesmart’s products feature location tracking, battery charging, remote locking, weight sensors, distance sensors and travel reports via the app. Forbes Magazine named their Bluesmart Carry-on Suitcase among the “Most Innovative Products of 2014” and FastCompany included it that same year in their “Best Travel Gear of the Year”. Supported by Endeavor as well as a slew of prominent angel investors, the Bluesmart team ran one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns of all-time – raising $2M+ in January 2015 – and went on to be accelerated by Y Combinator (YC W15). Learn more here.


Kenneth Cobonpue | Endeavor Philippines

From Queen Rania of Jordan to Hollywood’s Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Kenneth Cobonpue has captivated many with his masterwork. His eponymous brand designs and manufactures nature-inspired luxury furniture. By combining locally-sourced organic materials with handmade production techniques and innovative designs, Cobonpue provides a modern take on traditional craftsmanship. Operating in the US $20 billion global luxury furniture market, the company (KC) sells its designs to clients in over 60 countries through 100 retail showrooms. Apart from its celebrity clientele, KC furniture can be found in fine-dining establishments and hotels across the world, and has been featured on television shows including CSI Miami, as well as full-length Hollywood films such as Ocean’s Thirteen. A strong brand interwoven with meaning, KC envisions becoming a truly global company with a Southeast Asian soul. Learn more here.



Yerra | Endeavor Uruguay

Yerra brings its contemporary and refined taste to the design world through its selection of high-end rugs. Its rugs which range from $5,000-$30,000 are carefully crafted out of hides and furs from Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Yerra exports 80% of its production to the US and the remaining 20% is mainly exported to Mexico and Canada. With a total of over 60 dealers worldwide Yerra is just beginning to scale to its full potential. An impressive client list includes names like ABC Carpet & Home, Lillian August, and Stark Carpets. With a very well established distribution channel and relationships with specialized retailers in three continents, Yerra aims to expand from 45 to 140 dealers worldwide, plus over 500 direct clients by 2019. Learn more here.



Anghami | Endeavor Lebanon

Anghami is the leading digital music service in the Middle East. Based in Beirut and Dubai, Anghami features licensed content from leading Arabic labels such as Rotana, Platinum Records, Mazzika, and Melody, as well as music from the major International labels such as Universal, Sony, EMI, and Warner. Over the past three years, Anghami has grown its subscriber base eleven-fold to 30 million users, and its monthly active user base five-fold to a current 6 million users. At least 500 million songs are streamed per month from Anghami’s multi-application platform.  Learn more here. 



Closca | Endeavor Spain

CLOSCA, based in Valencia (Spain), is an innovative company driven by entrepreneur and founder Carlos Ferrando with the goal of enhancing and combining design with style. CLOSCA’s first product, the CLOSCA Helmet, was the first foldable, multi-purpose bicycling helmet on the market, which quickly became an icon in the cycling sector for promoting sustainable transportation and inspiring the development of respectful, innovative cities. They are now shifting attention to their latest product, CLOSCA Bottle. Learn more here.



Chargello | Endeavor Miami

Sometimes running out of battery is just not an option. Carrying power banks can be annoying, and finding an outlet in public places is nearly impossible. Frustrated by this, two young entrepreneurs created Chargello, a company focused on solving the low-battery problem in public places (restaurants, hotels, airports, etc.) via their proprietary portable batteries. These batteries not only charge phones but also serve as an innovative advertising platform. With print advertising on the surface of the batteries and embedded technology, Chargello delivers targeted content and redirects users to ads and apps, while tracking interaction data (views, clicks, conversions). Through various partnerships, users can call a car, leave a review for the venue, claim instant offers, or even pay the check right from the battery. Learn more here.



Satellogic | Endeavor Argentina

Satellogic is a “platform-as-a-service” nano-satellite company out of Argentina. Emiliano Kargieman is the Endeavor Entrepreneur behind Satellogic, which aims to leverage a fleet of nano-satellites to produce commercial-grade, affordable Earth observation data for daily decision making. Founded in 2011, Satellogic has launched three satellites over the last year, and is currently working on the first iteration of the platform: 15 satellites to service initial markets in Oil and Gas and Agriculture by 2015. The company has 30 employees, with R&D located in Argentina, Israel, and France. Learn more here.



Hickies | Endeavor Argentina

Hickies is an innovative consumer product company that has completely re-imagined shoelaces. Launched in 2011 by the husband-and-wife team Gaston Frydlewski and Mariquel Waingarten, Hickies describes itself as “a global sneaker accessories company focused on athletic performance, innovation and design.” The company’s flagship product – the Hickies Lacing System – is made from a memory-fit elastomer that flexes with the foot’s movement while still providing fit and stability. Since its launch, Hickies has sold more than 2 million units of its modular shoelace replacements in 45 countries. Originally from Argentina, Gaston and Mariquel now run Hickies from New York City. They were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs at ISP 60 in San Francisco in August 2015. Learn more here. 



Urbano Design | Endeavor Chile

Though its products are designed to protect, Urbano Design is breaking the mold of the mobile accessories industry. In the early 2000s, Latin Americans looking to personalize their electronic devices were limited to a few bland color options. Victor Vargas and Alex Parnas transformed this market with Urbano by combining function and fast fashion, quickly replicating catwalk trends and popular graphic designs to add aesthetic appeal to the latest tech accessories. Through its fully integrated supply chain, Urbano produces smartphone cases, laptop and tablet sleeves, headphones, and chargers that reach its 14 kiosks across Chile, Peru, and Argentina, as well as Latin America’s largest retail outlets, in as little as 20 days. As such, Urbano offers a turnaround rate roughly one third of the industry average. Learn more here

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Sponsorship opportunities

*As a 501c3 non-profit a portion of all contributions is U.S. tax deductible.

Star Sponsorship (1 Available)

"STAR" Endeavor Entrepreneurs are those with big, charismatic personalities who inspire deep customer loyalty through differentiated design.



Presenting sponsor: “Endeavor Scale-Up Night Presented by __”

Star recognition on Scale-Up Night marketing materials including

  • Email campaigns
  • Social media
  • Signage and screens at the event

Private Lounge for 20 guests

Diamond Sponsorship (3 available)

"DIAMOND" Endeavor Entrepreneurs are tech-savvy dreamers who start disruptive companies and can become game-changers if they succeed.



Logo branding at a designated event station (e.g. lounge, photobooth)

Diamond recognition on Scale-Up Night marketing materials including:

  • Email campaigns
  • Social media
  • Signage and screens at the event

Rocketship Sponsorship

"ROCKETSHIP" Endeavor Entrepreneurs are strategic thinkers with managerial background who are relentlessly focused on efficiency; they are poised for exponential growth.



Rocketship recognition on Scale-Up Night marketing materials including:

  • Email campaigns
  • Social media
  • Signage and screens at the event

Transformer Sponsorship

"TRANSFORMER" Endeavor Entrepreneurs are forward-thinking leaders aiming to re-invent a traditional business or industry; they create significant number of jobs and high growth.



Transformer recognition on Scale-Up Night marketing materials including:

  • Email campaigns
  • Social media
  • Signage and screens at the event
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With the support of an unrivaled network of seasoned business leaders, Endeavor works to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide.             

Endeavor was formed as a new kind of non-profit organization. In 1997, Linda Rottenberg and Peter Kellner sat down and, like many entrepreneurs before and after, sketched their vision on the back of a napkin. Peter had just returned from a Harvard Business School trip to China, where he had witnessed first-hand the boom in entrepreneurship that would transform that country.

For Linda, the light bulb moment for Endeavor came in the back of a taxi cab in Buenos Aires. She struck up a conversation with the driver and was shocked to learn he had a PhD in Engineering. She asked if he hadn’t considered becoming an entrepreneur instead of driving a taxi. “An empresario?” he said dismissively, using the Spanish word for a big businessman. It suddenly occurred to her that there was no Spanish word for “entrepreneur.”

The “business plan” that began on the back of a napkin has become a shared vision, cultivated and expanded by board members, staff and entrepreneurs around the globe. Their passion and commitment have created a movement and transformed Endeavor into something far bigger than the founders could have imagined.

20 years later, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created 650,000 jobs and $10 billion in revenues across 60 cities in 30 growth markets. To learn more, please go to https://www.endeavor.org




Will there be a formal program?

  • There's no structured program or panel; the vibe is more of a celebratory, light-hearted night to acknowledge 20 years of Endeavor - we've chosen to allow the global network to work its magic as people mingle and meet each other in a more informal space.
  • We will be showcasing select Endeavor Entrepreneurs and their innovations and stories; read more under "Entrepreneur Showcase"

Which hotels may I stay at within close proximity to the Scale-Up Night?

We recommend flying into EWR, JFK or LGA airports and arriving the night prior in the case of delays.

What is the best way to get to/from the airport?

  • Carmel Car Service

    • Book ahead of time and find full rates here.
    • From JFK to Manhattan:  $44 + Tolls & Tip
    • From LGA to Manhattan: $36 + Tolls & Tip
    • From EWR to Manhattan: $53 + Tolls & Tip
  • Boston Coach Service
    • Book ahead of time and get a complete quote here.
    • From JFK to Manhattan: Flat Rate $199.47
    • From LGA to Manhattan: Flat Rate $159.30
    • From EWR to Manhattan: Flat Rate $165.91