Chivas Regal's the Venture competition
Chivas Regal's the Venture competition

The 2017 Chivas Regal’s The Venture Competition for social entrepreneurs, is open for submission of entries. Each year since 2014, a $1million annual funding and global search to reward those who are using business to create positive change happens.

Over the last two years The Venture Competition has invested $2 Million in a new generation of extraordinary startups, that do well by doing good, because of the believe that generosity and success go hand in hand

If you run an innovative social business that is helping to create a better future, you are very eligible to participate. Note that successful applicants will have a chance to pitch for a share of The Venture’s $1Million fund and will receive world-class mentorship to help accelerate their growth.

The competition is looking for exceptional startups that use business innovatively to transform communities and solve global challenges: social businesses that are creating a better future. Whatever it is, if it’s brilliant and can create real, positive change, then, please share it.

How to Get Selected

Each application will be reviewed and the very best from each of the participating countries will be selected to take part in national finals. You will have the chance to pitch to a panel of business experts who will offer advice and decide which finalist has the most promise to continue to the global finals.


If you are successful at the national final, you will head to The Venture’s Accelerator Week; an intensive five days of learning, where finalists will receive world-class mentorship and support in preparation for the high stakes pitch in July. The week will involve expert trainers and inspirational mentors recruited by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

And then,

After the Accelerator Week, you will have the chance to inspire the public to vote for your startup in order to receive funding. During the voting period, we will allocate $250,000 of the $1Million fund by giving people the chance to vote for their favourite startup.

Final Pitch

At an exclusive event in front of a live audience of business experts, influencers and changemakers, you will have the opportunity to pitch to The Venture’s global panel of judges, who will decide where the remaining share of the $1Million fund will be awarded.

In 2016, more than 2,500 entrepreneurs from around the world applied, but only 27 startups with a mission to create positive change were selected.

Yours could make it to the final pitch event

So, apply now!

Do visit the 2017 Chivas Regal’s The Venture Competition website for more information on the programme.

Good Luck as you apply!

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