Endeavor Gala 2022
December 2022. New York City, Glasshouse
In December 2022, Endeavor was once again able to hold their annual Gala after a two-year hiatus. The gala brought together 500 network members, including global entrepreneurs, top investors, and international industry leaders, to celebrate 25 years of Endeavor. Empire was proud to once again support this year’s gala to raise critical funds to support the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world.
This year’s gala took place at New York’s Glasshouse, featuring floor-to-ceiling views of New York City and the Hudson River. At cocktails, guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres served on innovative serving vessels and specialty cocktail bars featuring a selection of hand-crafted cocktails provided by Codigo and Casa Lumbre. Afterwards guests proceeded through an experiential hallway into the main area for the seated dinner in the massive, designed space where table centerpieces, screen content, flown lighting and printed collateral all mirrored Endeavor’s colorful, visual event themes.
The dinner program included keynote remarks by Endeavor Global Chairman, Edgar Bronfman Jr., and Co-Founder and CEO, Linda Rottenberg. This year, the Gala featured a candlelight performance by Fever, composed of string musicians amongst a backdrop of thousands of candles, and The Multiplier Effect recital, featuring spoken word by Marco Fisbhen and percussion by Roger Squitero.
Endeavor celebrated the achievements of Martin Migoya, Mudassir Sheikha, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Peter Njonjo and Songe LaRon by presenting them with The Lindas award. This spectacular dinner segment was catered and serviced by Pinch Food Design.
After dinner, guests moved through a starlit tunnel to the High-Impact afterparty in the cocktail space, which had been transformed into an upscale lounge featuring music by DJ MICK.
Empire and the Endeavor team collaborated closely to ensure that the organization’s mission was showcased at the Gala in addition to highlighting entrepreneurs in their network. This year, guests had the opportunity to try their hand at a wheel of fortune to win prizes consisting of products from Endeavor Entrepreneurs. A secluded networking space featuring decor by Bearaby and Havenly allowed guests a retreat to speak with one another and foster these important entrepreneurial relationships. Attendees were able to document their time at the gala with a photo booth provided by Mashbooths. Attendees experienced an interactive, projection activation brought to life by Rise New York & Partners, mapping the Endeavor multiplier-effect while the DJ spun.
Empire is a leading producer of innovative not-for-profit galas and is proud to support Endeavor Global’s work. Endeavor is transforming the economies of 40+ growth markets by helping entrepreneurs scale, create jobs, and multiply their impact by becoming outstanding role models, mentors, and investors to the next generation of founders.
To learn more, visit www.endeavor.org