Endeavor is a not-for-profit organization, financially supported by social entrepreneurs and public entities. Its approach is to identify and provide venture capital to high-impact entrepreneurs with the potential to inspire others in their communities to start businesses. This "multiplier effect" is expected to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and generate additional value-added jobs.
Fernando Fabre is the Managing Director of Endeavor Mexico and professor of entrepreneurship at Anahuac University. He has been appointed by the Partnership for Prosperity Program in conjunction with the Mexican government to develop guidelines to build an entrepreneurial culture in Mexico. He currently serves on the board of directors of Lumni Inc (student lending program); on the investment committee of Ingenia Capital Partners (a venture capital fund) and as an advisory board member of Imagen Dental SRL (health), Alibio SRL (biotech) and Urman SA de CV (consumer goods). He is a current member of the editorial board of El Economista and Grupo Editorial Expansion, and is a biweekly columnist at El Economista newspaper on entrepreneurial affairs. He holds a master degree in economics from Claremont Graduate University in California and an MBA and B.A. in Managerial Economics from Universidad Anahuac del Sur. In 2003 the magazine Lideres Mexicanos called him a Leader of the Future; in 2005 the magazine. Fortuna called him the Top Entrepreneur Supporter in Mexico; and in 2007 the magazine Expansion identified him as one of the 30 under 30 Mexican leaders.
Professor Fabres visit to campus is sponsored by the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College.