Entrepreneurs Gain Access to Globally-renowned Expertise, Mentorship, and Resources in Endeavor Miami’s Fall 2023 ScaleUp Cohort
Miami, FL, August 24th, 2023 – Endeavor Miami, a part of the global Endeavor network, is thrilled to introduce the latest trailblazers selected for the Fall 2023 Endeavor ScaleUp cohort. This initiative is a powerful catalyst designed to expedite the trajectory of high-growth Florida-based founders. By providing actionable strategies, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a wealth of resources, Endeavor ScaleUp empowers these entrepreneurs to not only achieve their scaling ambitions but also fosters a newfound sense of belonging, community, and purpose that might have been absent previously. As they seize the opportunities to amplify their growth and broaden their market presence, they become the driving force behind a more vibrant and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem.
“Endeavor ScaleUp represents an exceptional chance for entrepreneurs to harness our extensive global expertise and access a carefully curated suite of resources and services that fuel their growth journey,” said Claudia Duran, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “We are thrilled to support this cohort of extraordinary Florida-based companies in their quest for scaling.”
In the Fall 2023 Endeavor ScaleUp cohort, there is a dynamic group of 18 founders leading 10 rapidly growing companies, all of whom are primed to make significant waves in their respective industries. This cohort showcases a rich diversity of talent, with 70% of the founders identifying as Latinx and 12% as women.
Each of these ventures, on average, were established four years ago and operate in varied sectors, including EdTech, Enterprise SaaS, Gaming, and Fintech with a notable concentration in the HealthCare space. Despite being based in Florida, these companies have successfully extended their reach to various countries in LatAm and Europe. Together, they have an impressive workforce of over 288 individuals and have raised a grand amount of more than $37M in external capital. Remarkably, this investment has been put to great use, with nearly half of these companies tripling their size within the past year.
The founders bring an impressive array of experience to their companies, having held C-suite positions or previously established ventures in their respective industries. With a forecasted combined revenue of nearly $24M in 2023 and a plan to continue growing at last year’s pace, this collective of locally founded businesses is poised to leave a significant mark on the Florida startup ecosystem and beyond.
“Endeavor ScaleUp is not just an initiative – it’s a mission. We’re deeply dedicated to addressing the unique challenges that high-growth companies face and providing them with the unwavering support they need to embark on their ambitious scaling journey,” said Rebecca Negro Rocha, who leads Cohort Initiatives at Endeavor Miami. “By nurturing the growth of these visionary companies, we’re doing more than just fostering success – we’re sparking a ripple effect that will create jobs, invigorate the economy, and help shape a brighter, more prosperous future for Florida.”
Endeavor ScaleUp is open to Florida-based companies that are actively engaged in significant mass commercialization efforts and are currently generating $1M to $4M in annual revenue. The chosen companies will participate in a 17-week initiative comprising group modules, one-on-one mentorships, peer discussions, office hours on scaling strategies, access to Endeavor resources and ad hoc service, culminating in a Demo Day where founders will present to the Endeavor community for brand visibility, strategic networking, and pitch practice.
Endeavor ScaleUp brilliantly merges the best elements of accelerator programs and membership-based organizations, offering founders an effective, value-rich solution for smooth scaling. The cohort-based approach allows Endeavor to deliver timely, impactful support, while the forum-style peer community fosters valuable connections and network growth among participating entrepreneurs. Furthermore, the presence of dedicated staff members who help entrepreneurs navigate the Endeavor network and resources, serving simultaneously as account managers, with the ultimate goal of helping founders succeed in their goals.
Previous cohorts of Endeavor Miami’s cohort-based initiatives have achieved remarkable success, with alumni companies collectively raising over $200M in capital and generating over 1,500 jobs in 2022.
Here are the Endeavor ScaleUp Fall 2023 Cohort participants:
Abacus Exchange is a disruptive EdTech startup revolutionizing financial education for Spanish-speaking individuals in the USA and Latin America. Their platform provides accessible, practical, and comprehensive courses that teach users how to navigate the US stock market, build wealth, and invest in their future.
Entrepreneurs: Ernesto Yunes, Co-Founder & CEO, Winston Cordero, Co-Founder & COO, Carlos Amec Gutierrez, Co-Founder & CSO, and Jean Vizon, Co-Founder & CPO
Atlas Space is an award winning 3D immersive communication and experience infrastructure for enterprises which increase the engagement between their products and customers and reduce marketing operations costs. We have 50+ customers like Vodafone and Pepsi, with a customer range from North America to Europe and MENA.
Entrepreneur: Burcin Gurbuz, Co-Founder & CEO, Pinar Oncu, Co-Founder & COO, Burcu Dogru, Co-Founder & VP, and Cigdem Duzgunes, Co-Founder & CDO
Coco Digital is an omnichannel system that saves lives by streamlining access processes for healthcare institutions.
Entrepreneur: Robert Parada, Co-Founder & CEO, and Jonnathan Pulgarin – Co-Founder & CTO
Crack The Code provides live, online, Computer Science classes to Spanish speaking students globally. The company is preparing the digital leaders of the region.
Entrepreneur: Maria Velez, Founder & CEO
EVQLV leverages advances in computation to accelerate the development of antibody-based therapies for biopharma
Entrepreneurs: Andrew Satz, Co-Founder & CEO, and Brett Averso, Co-Founder & CTO
Felix is a chat-based platform to enable Latinos in the US to send money abroad.
Entrepreneurs: Manuel Godoy, Co-founder & CEO, and Bernardo Garcia, Co-founder & COO
Gamercraft is a skill-based competitive gaming platform. They are forming new markets around complex, highly strategic, player-versus-player (PvP) games, offering challenges, competitions, and robust anti-cheat detection to enhance gaming experiences and trust for all players.
Entrepreneur: Jose Javier Garcia-Rovira, CEO & Co-founder, and Quentin Rosso, CTO & Co-Founder
Medzoomer solves last-mile prescription medication delivery for hospitals, payors, and pharmacies. Since launching in November of 2020, the company has delivered millions of medications to patients across the United States.
Entrepreneurs: Marvin Kloss, Co-Founder & CEO, and Dr. Richard Munassi, Co-Founder & CSO
PADL provides a seamless experience through self service kayak and paddleboard rentals right from your smartphone.
Entrepreneurs: Andres Avello, CEO & CFO, Felipe Jauregui, President & COO, Khalil Khouri, Founding Parter, CPO & Engineer
TeselaGen is the AI-enabled software company providing an all-in-one platform for seamless, scalable biotech R&D.
Entrepreneurs: Eduardo Abeliuk, Co-Founder & CEO, Mike Fero, Co-founder, and Nathan Hillson, Co-founder
About Endeavor Miami:
Endeavor’s Miami affiliate was established in 2013, with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as the first U.S. affiliate of the global Endeavor organization. Endeavor Miami is a non-profit organization that selects, mentors and supports high-impact entrepreneurs in Florida. In 2022, Miami’s Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated over $800M in revenues and employed over 5,000 individuals. With the addition of its newest companies, the affiliate currently supports 25 companies and 41 entrepreneurs, such as Momentus Surgical, NovoPayment, and Tissini. Learn more about Endeavor Miami at endeavormiami.org