Vectorform, a Royal Oak-based design and technology firm, has been selected to participate in the renowned, international Endeavour Entrepreneurship program, which aims to increase access to global talent, capital, and markets.
Vectorform joins other local program participants including, McClure’s Pickles, in Hamtramck; Algal Scientific Corp. in Plymouth Township; and Banza in Detroit.
“The Endeavor selection process has been completely transformational for Vectorform,” says Jason Vazzano, CEO and co-founder of Vectorform. “This will allow us to take our organization to the next level, reaching the ranks of the most successful Endeavor entrepreneurs.”
During this year’s international selection process for the program, which took place in Madrid, Spain, a panel of global business leaders and investors selected 41 entrepreneurs, representing 25 companies and 14 countries.
Endeavor, a New York-based global nonprofit that opened an office in Detroit last year, will work with Vectorform on long-term economic growth through introductions to local and international business mentors.
“Endeavor has set out to create support systems for entrepreneurs with an unparalleled global network of business leaders,” says Antonio Lück, managing director of Endeavor Detroit. “Sustainable economies are dependent on high-impact entrepreneurship, and Vectorform has clearly demonstrated their ability to truly transform their industry and community around the world.”
Endeavor helps support companies on the brink of rapid growth. It made its way to Detroit through the New Economy Initiative, which receives some of its funding from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.