Endeavor Miami announced today that Miami-based Aprende Institute’s founder was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur at Endeavor’s 14th Virtual International Selection Panel (ISP). The ISP was held virtually from April 19th to April 21st, and it is the culmination of a rigorous global selection process.
“At Endeavor, we recognize the value of high impact entrepreneurship and are proud to work alongside entrepreneurs like Martin,” said Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “With our support, we know Aprende Institute will scale to greater heights and empower more students with their education platform.”
Founded by Martin Claure, Aprende Institute is a leading online education platform for vocational abilities in LatinAmerica and the United States’ Hispanic markets that offers a wide array of courses and training, allowing its growing community of students to acquire high-demand skills. Aprende Institute integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led classroom activities, providing its students a flexible and customized learning experience, accessible on any device, which monitors students’ progress and promotes engaged learning, skill expertise, and course completion. Aprende Institute places a unique focus on fast re-skilling, boosting entrepreneurship and income generation; and tracks learner success along those lines: 60% of learners report an increase in income and 90% report an increase in quality of life after completing a program with Aprende Institute. The company aims to uplift millions of individuals and continue to inspire and activate the entrepreneurial ecosystem across various communities.
“Becoming an Endeavor Entrepreneur has been quite the journey,” said Martin Claure. “We welcomed the challenges, grew a lot, and now we’re looking towards the future. The Aprende Institute team and I are happy to be part of Endeavor’s community and are excited to continue growing.”
Endeavor’s ISP is the culmination of a rigorous, multi-step selection process where panels composed of top-tier global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors interview candidates about their business traction, leadership potential and timing to further scale. In order for an entrepreneur to be selected, they must receive a unanimous vote from the entire panel. Each panel consisted of sets of two world-class business leaders, who interviewed Aprende Institute, giving targeted and thorough feedback as well as specific and actionable advice.
Endeavor Miami launched in September 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as the first U.S. affiliate of Endeavor Global. Endeavor Miami’s entrepreneurs generated close to $340M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs in South Florida in 2020. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 22 companies and 39 entrepreneurs.
For more information on Endeavor Miami or to nominate Miami entrepreneurs, please visit www.endeavormiami.org.
Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement to drive economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. To date, Endeavor has screened more than 70,000 individuals and selected more than 2,162 entrepreneurs leading over 1,349 scale-up companies. With support from Endeavor’s worldwide mentor network, Endeavor Entrepreneurs have created over 3 million jobs, generate more than $20 billion in revenue each year, and inspire future generations to innovate and take risks, building strong entrepreneurship ecosystems in growth markets. Headquartered in New York City, Endeavor currently operates in 40 growth markets throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America.
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