On Saturday, October 22, Endeavor Miami held its annual gala at Soho Studios in Wynwood. The event was filled with young entrepreneurs excited to be part of Endeavor Miami’s third year. Although it’s new to Miami, Endeavor is an established global organization that aims to spur high-impact entrepreneurship and to help long-term economic growth in cities around the world. Endeavor Miami was created in 2013 and so far has helped fifteen local businesses, including DeliverLean, ginnybakes and My Ceviche.
The evening’s honoree, Jessica Goldman Srebnick, CEO of Goldman Properties, was bestowed an IMPACT Award for her company’s role in revitalizing the Wynwood area. Jessica addressed the entrepreneurial values her father, Tony Goldman, the founder of the company who was instrumental in revitalizing neighborhoods, including Soho in New York City, South Beach and Wynwood, instilled in her. She also discussed how those same values allowed her to further build her family’s business.
The warehouse-like event space was transformed into a stunning space with a cocktail lounge complete with painting by Alex Mijares, where attendees rubbed elbows with many of the Endeavor Entrepreneurs, learning more about their businesses and how they are impacting their various industries in South Florida.
A seated three-course dinner then took place in a grand hall with extra long tables while speakers took to the stage, including Endeavor Miami’s Managing Director, Laura Maydon, who introduced the 2016 Impact Report detailing the growth of the 15 businesses that Endeavor helps guide. The report revealed that the companies would earn over $100 million in revenue for 2016 and create 1500 new jobs.
The gala took place due to the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Simkins Family as well as other valued sponsors, including Haute Living.
The gala’s proceeds directly support Endeavor Miami’s mission to select, mentor and accelerate high-impact entrepreneurs in South Florida.
Photos by David Sutta