Jun 20, 2024

Endeavor Miami and citizenM announce new partnership to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem


Endeavor Miami and hotel and lifestyle brand citizenM are thrilled to announce their new partnership in an effort to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Miami.

Endeavor Miami, established in 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is the first U.S. affiliate of the global Endeavor organization. In 2023, Miami’s Endeavor Entrepreneurs generated over $900M in revenues and employed more than 6,000 individuals. The affiliate currently supports 35 companies and 60 Endeavor Entrepreneurs.

File:CitizenM-logo.jpg - WikipediacitizenM was launched in 2008 with a purpose – to disrupt the traditional, stale hotel industry. Rattan Chadha – the founder of the global fashion brand Mexx – was inspired by his employees to create a hotel for today’s frequent travellers, giving them everything they need and nothing they don’t. This means central locations in the world’s most exciting cities, but at an affordable price. Not just a place to sleep, but somewhere to work, relax and play – just like home.

mycitizenM+ is an example of how citzenM is more than a hotel. The membership gives access to a global community of founders, creators and entrepreneurs. For a low monthly cost, members get perks like 15% off hotels, free co-working globally and discounted meeting rooms, plus access to exclusive member-only events and networking opportunities – perfect for meeting fellow business travellers.

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Both organizations, renowned for their commitment to fostering entrepreneurial spirit, are joining forces to support early-stage and high-impact entrepreneurs across North America, with Miami serving as a key hub in this initiative. This strategic alliance leverages citizenM’s founder-entrepreneur orientation, aligning seamlessly with Endeavor Miami’s mission. By providing entrepreneurs with a supportive base of operations in one of the city’s most dynamic environments, this partnership embodies a shared dedication to nurturing business talent, driving economic growth, and supporting entrepreneurs in dreaming bigger, scaling faster and paying it forward.

Claudia Duran, Regional Managing Director for North America and of Endeavor Miami

“This partnership with citizenM marks a pivotal moment for Endeavor Miami. By joining forces with citizenM, we are enhancing the support we can offer entrepreneurs as they scale their ventures. Our combined efforts will allow founders to focus on sparking innovation and make deeper connections amongst the entrepreneurial community,” shared Claudia Duran, Regional Managing Director for North America and of Endeavor Miami.

The collaboration between Endeavor Miami and citizenM focuses on uniting two globally recognized companies to back entrepreneurs, providing them with the essential tools to scale their businesses. This partnership provides practical benefits while creating a narrative that resonates with entrepreneurs worldwide, emphasizing the power of collaboration and shared vision in building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

From Endeavor’s growth-stage resources, mentors, worldwide partners, and accelerator programs to citizenM’s innoavative and tech-forward approach such as the TooGoodToGo app to sell citizenM breakfast buffet leftovers which would otherwise go to waste, their small-business partners in every city promoted services in the citizenM app – everything from restaurants to bike rentals – to being the first hospitality brand to buy property in metaverse The Sandbox in 2022. The two companies are pushing the envelope – in a great way!

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Blair Dodson, Head of Partnerships for citizenM

“citizenM is excited to partner with Endeavor Miami as the preferred hotel member, reflecting our shared commitment to fostering entrepreneurial spirit and community. This partnership will allow Endeavor Miami’s vibrant network of entrepreneurs access to citizenM’s three Miami properties, meeting rooms, event spaces and membership program, enhancing their experience and facilitating even greater collaborative opportunities.,” We look forward to being a part of their journey and providing a dynamic, supportive environment where ideas and innovation thrive,” said Blair Dodson, Head of Partnerships for citizenM.

To learn more about Endeavor Miami click here or citizenM hotels click here.