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November 21

For questions or more information, email gala@endeavor.org or call +1 646 745 3314

About the Gala

Join us for an unforgettable evening with over 500 network members, including game-changing entrepreneurs, the world’s top investors, and international industry leaders, as we raise critical funds to support the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world. Endeavor is transforming the economies of 35+ growth markets by helping entrepreneurs scale, create jobs, and multiply their impact by becoming outstanding role models, mentors, and investors to the next generation of founders. Together, these entrepreneurs hold the key to sustained economic growth in every part of the world.

New this year, we are pleased to announce The Lindas: an award to honor extraordinary Endeavor Entrepreneurs who most embody the Endeavor spirit of dreaming crazy, scaling up, and paying it forward. Winners will be announced live at the Gala.



Dan Schulman

President and CEO, PayPal


Thursday, November 21


New York City






Clarissa & Edgar Bronfman, Jr.


Vice Chair


Blavatnik Family Foundation



Reid Hoffman


AXA Group

Bain Capital Ventures

Bain & Company

Continental Grain Company


Leonard & Judy Lauder

The Marc Haas Foundation

Nick Beim, Partner, Venrock


Radian Capital

SoftBank Group

Spring Studios

Sydney and Stanley S. Shuman

Wences & Belle Casares



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

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2 VIP tables for 20 guests

2 honorary seats for select Endeavor Entrepreneurs

6 additional tickets to High-Impact Night

Full-page color spread in the Gala Program with VIP placement

Co-Chair recognition on Gala marketing materials including:

  • Print Invitations

  • Email campaigns

  • Press releases

  • Social media

  • Signage and screens at the event

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Vice Chair

Table for 10 with inner circle seating

2 honorary seats for select Endeavor Entrepreneurs

4 additional tickets to High-Impact Night

Full-page color ad in the Gala Program

Vice Chair recognition on Gala marketing materials including:

  • Print Invitations

  • Email campaigns

  • Press releases

  • Social media

  • Signage and screens at the event

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Table for 8 with priority seating

2 honorary seats for select Endeavor Entrepreneurs

2 additional tickets to High-Impact Night

Half-page color ad in the Gala Program

Patron recognition on Gala marketing materials including:

  • Print Invitations

  • Email campaigns

  • Press releases

  • Social media

  • Signage and screens at the event


Contact alana.chin@endeavor.org with questions.






Individual Table

Table for 6

2 honorary seats for select Endeavor Entrepreneurs

2 additional tickets to the High-Impact Party

Recognition in Gala Program Sponsor list


Individual Ticket

1 Ticket

*Endeavor Entrepreneurs, please email alana.chin@endeavor.org to purchase.

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Thank you!

If you are unable to attend, you may still show your support through a donation. 



Program Ads and Tributes


Show your support with a custom advertisement in the Gala’s Program, distributed to all guests the night of the event. Recognize an Endeavor office, entrepreneur, or nominee of The Lindas.


Full-page color ad with VIP


Full-page color ad


Half-page color ad


Half-page black & white ad



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Dan Schulman

President and CEO, PayPal

As President and CEO, Dan Schulman is leading PayPal to reimagine how people move and manage money, and how merchants and consumers interact and transact. 

Dan is the recipient of the 2017 Brennan legacy award, established to honor the Supreme Court justice and his career-long commitment to social justice and “common human dignity”. He was also honored with the 2018 inaugural CFSI Financial Health Visionary Award for his commitment to improving the financial lives of people around the world, and the Council for Economic Education named Dan its 2017 Visionary. Rutgers University bestowed upon Dan an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He also delivered the University’s 252nd anniversary commencement speech.

He has been recognized as one of the top 10 CEOs in the world by Fortune, named one of the top 100 most creative people by Fast Company, and included on the 2017 Recode 100 list of people making the biggest impact on business and technology.

Dan previously served as Group President at American Express. Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO. Earlier in his career, Dan was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion. He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division.

Dan is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee to promote global financial inclusion. He also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Global Financial System taskforce. Dan is a board member of Autism Speaks. He also serves on the boards of Verizon, International Ltd. and Symantec Corporation, where he is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. 

He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a Master of Business from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.




Endeavor is a mission-driven, global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement. Endeavor was founded on the belief that job creation, innovation, and overall prosperity flourish where there is robust support for high-impact entrepreneurs. Launched in 1997, Endeavor has established a presence in nearly 40 markets across Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and underserved areas of Europe and the United States. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 60,000 entrepreneurs and selected more than 1,900 individuals leading over 1,100 high-growth companies.

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.

More than 20 years later, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created 3 million jobs and generate $20 billion in annual revenues across 35+ growth markets. To learn more, visit www.endeavor.org.


Edgar Bronfman, Jr. (Chairman)
Accretive LLC

Nick Beim

Wences Casares
(Endeavor Entrepreneur)

William E. Ford
General Atlantic

Jason Green
Emergence Capital Partners

Matt Harris
Bain Capital Ventures

Reid Hoffman
LinkedIn; Greylock Partners

Joanna Rees

Linda Rottenberg

Veronica Serra
Pacific Investimentos; Innova Capital

Nicolas Szekasy
Kaszek Ventures
(Endeavor Entrepreneur)

Peter Kellner (emeritus)
Richmond Global; Endeavor

James Wolfensohn (emeritus)
Wolfensohn & Company LLC