We are in the midst of an entrepreneurial revolution that is spreading to nearly every nook and cranny on the planet. Even countries plagued with political strife or in the midst of a deep recession are seeing a surge in start-up activity. The phenomenon is indicative of a premise that Endeavor's co-founder Linda Rottenberg really believes in: When economies turn down, entrepreneurs turn up.
Brea, California, USA
AgeSafe hopes to revolutionize the personal emergency response system (PERS) industry. Current prevalent PERS devices provide a false sense of safety for seniors living alone.
Airstoc is a dedicated marketplace for the professional drone-filming industry, one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world.
New York, USA
Atikus aims to spur commercial lending to small- and medium-sized businesses by providing comprehensive credit insurance.
BreezoMeter is changing the way people interact with the world, by providing them with the resources needed to make informed choices about what environments they inhabit. BreezoMeter is a big-data analytics platform that allows the gathering of data from thousands of air-monitoring sensors worldwide and provides a real-time location-based map of air-pollution levels at the street level.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Colorblind Design is a company dedicated to architectural design and specialized construction of spaces for people with any sort of disability.
Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Driven Analytics uses connected car technology to better target car owners on behalf of dealerships, all the while reducing the anxiety associated with routine car maintenance for drivers.
Efiester is a connected social networking Web platform providing innovative services that facilitate the organization of parties and any kind of festive event.
The FasTouch fixation system is intended for fixation of prosthetic material to soft tissues in various minimally invasive and open surgical procedures, such as hernia repairs.
Genios en Linea
Genios en Linea is an online platform that offers online tutoring for kids to assist with homework, aid in exam study and provide extra lessons between a certified community of tutors.
New Delhi, India
Indian tech start-up Leaf has created a device called Guardian for women who no longer feel safe in their own country. Guardian is a wearable device that works in collaboration with a live tracking mobile application. This device senses danger directed toward the owner, and it automatically sends a signal, along with the location of the victim, to the friends and family as well as to the Guardian control room.
High Touch Courses
Orono, Maine, USA
High Touch Courses is an online course system that utilizes gamification and provides on-demand education for the price of aNetflix subscription.
Peerless Wind Systems
Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
An artistic yet highly energy-efficient vertical-axis wind turbine has been created out of the world of kinetic art for use in the urban environment, island nations and emerging countries, where more than 1 billion people have little or no electricity.
The patent-pending electric generator is designed as a helix and can produce energy at very low wind speeds.