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The Venture: the $1Million annual fund to reward the social entrepreneurs

In 2014, Chivas Regal launched The Venture, a $1Million annual fund and global search to reward the social entrepreneurs from around the world who want to succeed while making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Over the last two years, Chivas has invested $2Million in a new generation of extraordinary social entrepreneurs, who commit themselves to doing good, because Chivas believes generosity and success go hand in hand. That by giving we achieve more. So let’s share our success, support those around us, and invest in the social businesses that are creating a better future. After all it's what we do today that changes tomorrow.

In 2016, Chivas Regal launched The Venture in Belgium for the first time. This year, over 31 countries across 6 continents are taking part in The Venture. Only the most promising project from each country will be selected as a global finalist and will receive the chance to compete for $1Million in funding and will be invited to take part in The Venture’s Accelerator Week programme.

 

Who can apply?

 The social entrepreneurs:

  • Any for-profit legal entity
  • Dully established under the laws of Belgium
  • Is seeking a positive impact or benefit to society or the environment
  • Generates no more than US$1.5 million
  • Is either at the Discovery, Validation or Growth Stage
  • because Chivas is an alcohol brand, the Competition is not open for applications from businesses which:
    • Involves the marketing or selling of products or services to those under the age of 18
    • Relates to the provision of or promotion of alcohol, addiction services or related products (eg: smoking)
    • The founder is more than 25 years old

 

The Key Dates in Belgium

  • 28 September 2016: Launch Event At The Country Club B19 Bruxelles

Our jury will present the Venture in Belgium. 

To participate to this event: 

  • 15 December 2016: Coaching Day At The Country Club B19 Bruxelles

The top applicants will receive the coaching of Belgian entrepreneurial experts.

  • 12 January 2017: The Belgian Final at The Country Club B19 Bruxelles

The Finalists will pitch in front of the jury and the winner will be selected.

 

The jury:

< >March 2017: The Accelerator WeekMay / June 2017: The Consumer Voting July 2017: The Global Final

In July 2017, the finalists will attend ‘The Venture Final Pitch’, the culmination of the competition, where they will pitch to a judging panel in front of a live audience of influencers, social innovators, business leaders and media.

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