The #raidthefridge – April 2015 edition featured guest speaker Manny Ayala, Managing Director of the Philippine* office of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization headquartered in New York with a “super connector” reputation for promising startups and founders.
Manny spoke about “entrepreneur mafias” and why they’re important in growing vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems. It is generally accepted that entrepreneurship is a key tool for socio-economic development and prosperity, and his talk kicked-off with “The Fairchild Mafia,” a group of eight engineers who founded companies that built the foundations of the Silicon Valley ecosystem.
*Endeavor Philippines: Now the 21st member country in Endeavor Global’s growing network of emerging economies. They are focused in supporting high-impact entrepreneurs by giving them access to the networks, capital, and talent needed to scale a business. Endeavor selects entrepreneurs with the biggest ideas and most ambitious plans that have the potential to 1) create wealth, jobs and innovative products/services and 2) multiply that success by mentoring and investing in other entrepreneurs. Today, Endeavor is in 22 countries and has supported over 1,000 high impact entrepreneurs.