Out of Johannesburg: Entrepreneurs from Brazil & Mexico Make the Endeavor ISP Cut

Four more Latin American founders have earned the right to call themselves Endeavor entrepreneurs, joining the ranks of some of the most influential and impactful business leaders in the world.

The group participated in the 49th Endeavor International Selection Panel in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this week, completing the final – and most grueling – part of the organization’s selection process. They were selected along with other entrepreneurs from Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey.

Endeavor Co-founder and CEO Linda Rottenberg reflected on the ISP’s success:

It has been an amazing experience to host so many dynamic high-impact entrepreneurs who came here from four continents. I’d like to extend a very special thanks to the board of Endeavor South Africa for hosting this event.

Endeavor now supports 818 high-impact entrepreneurs from 510 companies in 15 emerging markets around the world.

The four most recent Latin American selections hail from two companies based in the region – one out of Mexico, and the other from Brazil. Meet them below:

Magnamed (Brazil) – Wataru Ueda, Tatsuo Suzuki and Toru Kinjo

Magnamed provides hospitals and other treatment providers with critical care equipment that is more affordable and effective than competing products. The company uses the latest in global technologies and currently offers four products, all of which are related to lung ventilation. All of its equipment is compact, light, durable and easy to use for those who work with critical care patients.

Grupo Filoa (Mexico) – Juan Jose Villarreal Portilla

Grupo Filoa offers corporations and universities on-site catering solutions for food courts and cafeteria. Its food court option includes 10 proprietary brands, and all meals are designed by experienced chefs. The service has been well received by clients and diners and commended for its gourmet offer.

Magnamed and Grupo Filoa are now on the growing list of Latin American companies supported by Endeavor, including the 14 entities selected by the organization at the 48th ISP in Buenos Aires this past May. And more companies could join them by the end of the year, as Endeavor has two more selection panels slated to take place before the end of the year in Palo Alto and Dubai.