Celebrating more
SA business innovators than ever before

Three categories, three prizes, one awards programme:



Candidates must possess the following qualities:

  • Leadership potential:
    They must be leaders with the vision, energy and skills to take their business (and themselves) to the next level

  • Commitment:
    They must be willing to participate in a high-impact, detailed programme

  • Ecosystem impact:
    They must be willing to become role models by giving back (both financially and non-financially) to both Endeavor and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem



Businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Turnover: 
    They must have a minimum annual turnover of

  • Ownership: 
    They must be founder led

  • Scale and acceleration: 
    They must be scaleable, ie, have the potential to grow and become market leaders

  • Unique:
    - They cannot be easily replicated
    - They are not ‘me-too’ businesses, such as consultancies or agencies
    - They have their own IP

  • Inflection point:
    They are at a key inflection point in their growth trajectory


  • Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP): The Endeavor ISP is a platform where you will have the opportunity to pitch your business to a credible panel of global business leaders and mentors, meet top investors and rub shoulders with your peers from around the world

  • Pending feedback from the panel about your business and its capability to operate globally, you could walk away with the international recognition and prestigious title of Endeavor Entrepreneur

  • Finalists will have the opportunity to attend the ISP at their own cost

Factors such as brand and reputation, stakeholder relations and goodwill, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and quality of governance will all be considered.

Note: businesses with a turnover of between R8-million and R10-million will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


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