Laura I. Maydón is managing director of Endeavor Miami, the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor, a global nonprofit that promotes high-impact entrepreneurship. Knight Foundation invested $2 million to launch Endeavor Miami. Photo: Miami at night (cc) by Ezio Armando on Flickr.
September has always been a special month for me. I have many reasons to celebrate: my two brothers’ birthdays, Mexico’s national festivities and my own birthday. This year, September becomes even more relevant to me as I reflect and commemorate Endeavor Miami’s first anniversary.
Endeavor Miami’s mission to select, mentor and accelerate high-impact entrepreneurs represents such an essential component to our city. Leading Endeavor Miami gives me a strong sense of purpose. Endeavor’s track record around the world is a testament to the fact that high-impact entrepreneurs create a multiplier effect by inspiring, mentoring and investing in other entrepreneurs. And this is how cities develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Collectively, Endeavor Entrepreneurs around the world generated approximately $6.5 billion in revenue and 400,000 jobs in 2013.