During our first lunch of the new year, Jackson Andrews, managing director of Endeavor Louisville, spoke about the Endeavor network and how the organization supports and grows entrepreneurial communities worldwide.
Founded in 1997, Endeavor works to fuel long-term economic growth in cities across the globe by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs. In 2015, Endeavor entrepreneur-led companies collectively generated $8.2 billion in revenue and have created over 600,000 jobs.
As Endeavor’s third expansion in the United States following offices in Miami and Detroit, the Louisville office leverages the region’s entrepreneurial spirit to drive job and wealth creation, sustained economic growth and a culture of giving back. Andrews shared how Endeavor provides access to talent, markets and capital to selected entrepreneurs from the Louisville region.
Andrews led the launch of Endeavor Louisville in May 2015. Prior to that, he served as managing director and partner at Spouting Rock Capital Advisors and on the client solutions advisory council for Legg Mason Asset Management. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, is a member of the Milken Institute’s global Young Leaders Circle, and is a graduate of Centre College. He and his wife Liz are active in the community and have two children, Jack (5) and Catherine (3).