Endeavor Louisville’s managing director, Jackson Andrews, will be on hand at January’s Venture Connectors Luncheon to speak about the global Endeavor network and the work the organization does with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial communities.

Louisville was the third city to develop an Endeavor office, after Miami and Detroit. Since it began in May 2015, Endeavor Louisville has had five local companies accepted into the global program after passing a rigorous application process and presentation to an international selection panel. The CEOs of El Toro, Edj Analytics, SkuVault, the Rivera Group and RedeApp are all Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Jackson Andrews | Photo courtesy of Venture Connectors

Endeavor was founded in 1997 as an organization that facilitates the mentoring and accelerating of leaders of high-impact companies, ones most likely drive wealth and job creation and bolster the entrepreneurial communities in their regions. Endeavor helps these entrepreneurs “scale up” their companies; in return the entrepreneurs become part of the network and help boost other Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

Andrews helped open the Louisville office. Prior to that, he served as a partner and managing director for Spouting Rock Financial Partners, an investment firm focused on alternative investments in private companies and public markets.

The event will be Jan. 4. Venture Connectors meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the meeting runs from noon-1:15 p.m. Registration is required at www.ventureconnectors.org. Members attend free; associate members pay $30. Guests who register online by noon the day before the lunch pay only $40.

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