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Endeavor taps Miami-based Citizen for global network

Miami-based Citizen’s co-founders Guillaume Lellouche, CEO, and Katie D’Amore, CAO. They were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs in May.
Miami-based Citizen’s co-founders Guillaume Lellouche, CEO, and Katie D’Amore, CAO. They were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs in May.

Citizen is an early-stage Miami tech company that helps customers fill out and submit electronic government forms, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA. Citizen co-founders Guillaume Lellouche and Katie D’Amore were selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs last week.

With the appointment of Lellouche, Citizen’s French-born CEO, and D’Amore, 22 entrepreneurs from 14 companies from Miami have been selected for the global entrepreneurship network. Citizen was chosen by panelists at Endeavor Global’s 64th International Selection Panel held in Madrid. Endeavor Entrepreneurs receive mentorship, services and access to capital, global markets and talent.

“Citizen is a promising addition to the rising number of Miami entrepreneurs selected by Endeavor. The growth of this group corresponds with the success we’ve seen in our larger innovation ecosystem, which Endeavor continues to play a key role in helping to drive,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director for Miami.

Endeavor’s ISP is the culmination of a rigorous selection process, where panels composed of six top global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors, interview candidates about their businesses, high-impact leadership potential, and timing. To be selected, entrepreneurs must receive a unanimous vote. Endeavor Global now supports more than 1,200 high-impact entrepreneurs from over 780 companies across 25 countries.

“We have already met a great group of mentors through Endeavor and look forward to meeting with more to help accelerate our growth,” said D’Amore, Citizen’s CAO.

Endeavor Miami launched operations in September 2013 with the support of the Knight Foundation and a local board of business leaders.

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