Chivas Venture 2020 Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Chivas Venture 2020 Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Every year, the Chivas Venture gives away $1 million in no-strings funding to social entrepreneurs, who blend profit with purpose to have a positive impact on the world. This year, we announce the Chivas Venture 2020 Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

Chivas Venture is looking for entrepreneurs on a mission to solve the world’s biggest social and environmental issues. If your business was created to drive positive change, we want to hear from you.

What Does the Chivas Venture 2020 Competition Offer

  • Global Exposure
  • A Share of $1 million in funding
  • Expert mentoring and coaching

Eligibility Criteria

1. The founder, co-founder or a key decision-maker who will represent your business throughout the competition.

2. You must be aged 21 years old or over (as of 31 October 2019), and speak fluent English.

3. Your start-up must already be registered as a for-profit entity in the country you’re located, and earn no more than $1.5 million in annual revenue (from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019).

How the Competition Works

1. Apply online

We’re looking for innovative startups that use business to solve social or environmental problems. If that sounds like you, don’t wait – create a profile and fill in the application form.

2. Get selected to represent your country

Each application will be reviewed, and the very best from each of the participating countries will be shortlisted to take part in national finals. We collaborate with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, at the University of Oxford, to select the most promising entries.

You will be invited to pitch your business to a panel of experts, who will select a country winner to compete in the global finals.

3. Get your story heard

The first $100,000 of the Chivas Venture fund will be put into the hands of the public, during three weeks of online voting. This will be your chance to inspire people around the world and encourage them to support your startup.

4. Pitch at the Global Final

The Chivas Venture 2020 will culminate in a series of pitches where finalists will battle it out for the remainder of the $1 million in funding. You will have the opportunity to pitch in front of our expert judges as well as a live audience of business experts, influencers and change-makers.

Deadline for Application: October 31, 2019

Good luck as you participate in the Chivas Venture 2020 Competition for Social Entrepreneurs

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