Serving Kentucky, Indiana, & Ohio


Established in 2015, Endeavor Midwest launched in Louisville, Kentucky to support high-impact entrepreneurs across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Dream bigger, scale faster, pay it forward

Transforming economies one entrepreneur at a time.

Endeavor’s model is designed to search, select , and scale up entrepreneurs with the greatest potential for large — then spread their stories and resources to sustain lasting economic markets and beyond.

"The quality of the entrepreneurs and experienced mentors within the network is unparalleled and invaluable."

Travis Holoway CEO, Solofunds

Endeavor Entrepreneur

Our Impact

Serving Entrepreneurs Across Kentucky, Indiana, & Ohio

Since 2015, 20 high-impact entrepreneurs from the Midwest have been selected into Endeavor’s global network. In 2022, these entrepreneurs generated $295M in annual revenue, raised over $209M, and created more than 2,000 high-quality jobs.


Jobs created by Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies


Capital raised by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 2022


Revenue generated by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in 2022


Total hours of Entrepreneur Support created by Endeavor Midwest in 2022


Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies

Endeavor’s network of entrepreneurs transform economies, fuel job creation and inspire future generations of leaders.

Our portfolio of high-impact entrepreneurs help to drive innovation, produce role models and maximize wealth and job creation. Endeavor selects and supports a group of extraordinary entrepreneurs who have the potential to transform industries, communities and countries. View our full portfolio of Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies here.

Our Community

  • Our Team

    Our team provides customized services to equip entrepreneurs with the tools they need to reach next-level growth.

    Jackson Andrews

    Managing Director

    Jake Budler

    Director, EX

    Tim Barr

    Associate, EX + Marketing

    Laura Forbes


  • Our Board

    Endeavor Midwest’s Board represents a curated group of business leaders and Endeavor Entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and sectors who guide the organization’s mission and growth.

    Matt Thornton

    Thornton Capital

    Stacy Griggs

    El Toro

    Greg Pope


    Brook Smith

    Smith Manus Surety Bonds

    Ankur Gopal


    Ron Turnier

    What Chefs Want!

    Doug Grissom

    Madison Dearborn Partners

    Kaveh Zamanian

    Rabbit Hole Spirits

    Kim Halbauer

    Fifth Third Bank

    Andy Eastes


Entrepreneur Give-Back

The Endeavor Entrepreneur Give-Back Program is an integral part of the relationship between Endeavor Entrepreneurs (EE’s) and the Endeavor community. Give-back contributions begin after selection into the global Endeavor network, and ensure that everyone has “skin in the game,” so to speak. This also enables us to support EE’s and our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.


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Louisville Office

552 E. Market St | Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40202

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