Louisville – October 9, 2015 – Endeavor Louisville announced today that Dr. Joey Rivera, Founder of Rivera Group, was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Joey joins Endeavor Global as the first entrepreneur from Endeavor Louisville, which launched in May 2015. Rivera Group was selected by panelists with global expertise at Endeavor Global’s 61st International Selection Panel (“ISP”), which was held in Marrakech, Morocco from October 5th-7th. Joey Rivera (Sellersburg, IN), joins a total of 24 high-impact entrepreneurs representing 18 companies from 10 countries, who were also selected at this panel.
Rivera Group provides real-time detection and surveillance of cyber threats, helping enterprises preempt attacks that could cost them their reputations, endanger their bottom lines, and jeopardize national security. Rivera Group’s innovative product, Eagle 6, maps connectivities between and among an enterprise’s software architecture giving the user an “eagle-eye” view of their enterprise.
Endeavor’s International Selection Panel is the culmination of a rigorous selection process, where panels comprised of six top, global business leaders interview candidates about their businesses, high-impact leadership potential, and future vision. In order for an entrepreneur to be selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur, they must be voted in unanimously by the panelists.
“The entire Endeavor Board is proud of Dr. Rivera and his remarkable enterprise, which we believe has the potential, under his inspirational leadership, to continue its rapid growth and add lots of high quality jobs in our area,” said Co-founder of Humana and Endeavor Louisville Chairman, David Jones, Sr.
Since Endeavor Louisville’s launch just six short months ago, the Endeavor Louisville board members and mentors have hit the ground running actively engaging with local entrepreneurs pursuing the Endeavor opportunity. Endeavor Louisville launched in May 2015 with support from the Paul Ogle Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation, Blue Sky Network, The Gheens Foundation, and an active founding board of business leaders, each of whom believes that high-impact entrepreneurship can transform Kentuckiana and inspire more to Scale-Up, Go Big, and Give Back.
Endeavor Entrepreneurs receive targeted services including an advisory board, mentorship, access to talent, access to markets, as well as access to investors. This means, the newly selected Endeavor Entrepreneur, Dr. Joey Rivera (Rivera Group), will have the support of the Endeavor Global Network in addition to the support of Endeavor Louisville as he continues to grow his business.