Endeavor Canada

Endeavor is the world’s leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs. Our mission is to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders and providing them a platform to pay it forward.

Endeavor Canada provides homegrown entrepreneurs with access to Canada’s established business leaders as well as Endeavor’s international community of mentors, investors, and peers. In addition to providing strategic support as these entrepreneurs scale their businesses, Endeavor also provides a platform for entrepreneurs to broaden their impact by paying their success forward, contributing to the growth and expansion of a robust Canada-wide entrepreneurial community.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Endeavor Canada operates on a national basis and is the 39th global market for Endeavor. The Canadian office opened in May 2021. Entrepreneur selection is ongoing and interested entrepreneurs can connect with the Manager of Entrepreneur Experience, Trish Redekop by emailing trish.redekop@endeavor.org.

"Endeavor has a track record of helping high-impact entrepreneurs scale their enterprises which in turn will benefit the Canadian tech ecosystem and contribute to our long-term economic growth."

Susan Anderson, CEO of Cannonball Capital, Inc.
Funding Board Member, Endeavor Canada
Recent News

Endeavor Canada Appoints Kristjan Sigurdson as New Managing Director

Kristjan Sigurdson joins Endeavor Canada with over ten years of experience in supporting and building high-growth ecosystems across various industries and regions in Canada.

Kristjan joins the Endeavor Canada team with its values already at the forefront of his mind. Supporting entrepreneurs for the past decade across Canada, the US, and Europe, Kristjan has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), one of the world’s leading seed-stage initiatives for science and technology startups. He held various key leadership positions at CDL, including Director of Programs, Founding Site Director for Seattle and Wisconsin, Director of Community, and Global Recruitment Lead. During his tenure, CDL expanded from a single office in Toronto supporting 25 companies annually to 12 offices in six countries supporting an impressive 650 companies each year. His scale-up mentality and global mindset encompass everything the team strives to accomplish at Endeavor.

Read the full press release here.

Endeavor Canada Entrepreneurs

Endeavor Canada has selected four high-impact entrepreneurs leading two companies.


Andrew, Co-founder & CEO, has led Certn to win multiple regional and national awards, including placements on Deloitte’s Fast50, LinkedIn Top Startups, KPMG Canadian Tech Innovator and Team True North Canada's Top-Performing Tech Companies.


Owen, Co-founder & CFO, has a passion for technology start-ups and helping companies prosper. As a serial entrepreneur, Owen is passionate about developing innovative products that will alter the global technology marketplace.


Hanif is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about building high-performing teams that deliver results to clients. Hanif is focused on growing Symend through disruption, value creation and social good.


Tiffany is a passionate entrepreneur and data-driven consumer engagement expert. Tiffany is focused on building out social impact, ESG, and CSR, as well as Symend’s purpose-driven behaviour and strategy throughout the company.

Board of Directors

Board Chair

Co-founder, Digital Commerce Bank and DC Payments

Co-founder and Board Director, Pureweb Inc.

Former CEO, Emera Inc.

CEO, Danby Appliances

SVP of Expansion, Endeavor Global

Co-founder, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals

Founder & Managing Partner, Band Capital Partners

Chairman & CEO, Sagard

Head of Canada, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)