BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – ACE EdVenture, the group behind Sri Emas International School and Dwi
Emas International School, Malaysia’s First Entrepreneurial School, has been awarded a vaunted spot to be part of the global Endeavor network at Endeavor’s International Selection Panel (ISP) in New York last month.
Endeavor is leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world and works to catalyse long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide.
ACE EdVenture’s Group CEO & Founder Anne Tham and Director of Schools Melinda Lim were
among just 26 entrepreneurs from 13 countries who were selected to join Endeavor Network at the 74th ISP in Brooklyn, New York. Panellists at the event included top business leaders and investors who were drawn from Endeavor’s extensive network of board members, mentors, and supporters. The ISP is the culmination of a rigorous multi-step selection process to identify innovative and driven entrepreneurs who are committed to advancing an ecosystem of entrepreneurship.
“The amazing entrepreneurs and high-impact businesses we saw convene this week in Brooklyn demonstrate all of the entrepreneurial potential still waiting to be uncovered around the world,” said Endeavor Co-Founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg.
ACE EdVenture’s Anne Tham added: “It is an honour for us. We now have access to the resources, mentoring, consultation, funding, talents of the top entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in 30 countries for the next 20 years or more. They will work very closely with us to make sure that we get to where we need to go anywhere in the world”.
The partnership between the ACE EdVenture Group and Endeavor raises the profile of Dwi Emas on the international level, and significantly expands the network of top tier entrepreneurs associated with the school. This tie-up fits in seamlessly with the company’s long-term vision of growing its Entrepreneurial Ecosystem which connects the students, parents and teachers of Dwi Emas – to the world of successful pioneers and trailblazers globally.
This selection makes ACE EdVenture one out of only 31 education companies Endeavor has ever selected. With only 978 companies across 30 growth markets chosen out of 50,000 over the past 20 years, it makes Malaysia’s ACE EdVenture Group part of a very elite group of entrepreneurs. The criteria of the businesses chosen were making a social impact, building an empowering ecosystem, impacting the next generation as well as the economy by providing jobs.
In New York, panellists from around the world interviewed entrepreneur candidates about their businesses, evaluating them on their potential for high-impact growth. Once selected, Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain access to comprehensive customized services, including introductions to local and international business mentors and volunteers from Fortune 500 consulting firms who will help them address key needs. Endeavor Entrepreneurs have had a significant track record of creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, generating billions of dollars in revenues, and building sustainable growth models in their home countries.