CHIVAS UNVEILS ITS $1 MILLION GLOBAL STARTUP COMPETITION IN NAIROBI

The search is on for the next generation of socially conscious start-ups ABOUT CHIVAS In 2014, Chivas Regal launched...


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The search is on for the next generation of socially conscious start-ups

ABOUT CHIVAS

In 2014, Chivas Regal launched The Venture, a $1million annual fund and global search to reward those who are using business to create positive change. Over the last two years, Chivas has invested $2 Million in a new generation of extraordinary startups, that do well by doing good, because they believe generosity and success go hand in hand.

Chivas Regal is proud to announce the first Kenyan edition of Chivas, The Venture; a global search to find and support the next generation of social enterprise start-ups. During the launch of The Venture in Nairobi, Chivas Regal hosted local aspiring social entrepreneurs for a chivalrous whisky dinner pairing at the Lord Erroll, Runda on the evening of 13th October of 2016.

With over $1 million in funding and resources, The Venture is Chivas’ global search to find and support the next generation of start-ups that want to succeed whilst making a positive impact on the lives of others. Chivas’ The Venture inspires social entrepreneurs and those seeking positive change from around the world to pursue their ambitions and realise their potential.  

Since Chivas The Venture first launched (2014) over 3,500 social enterprises have applied for the chance to receive a share of the annual $1 million fund. Indeed, Kenya’s very own WEFARM, a farming information platform came 2nd at last year’s finals, securing $200,000 for their social enterprise. This year, Kenya together with 32 countries across 6 continents are taking part; only the most promising from each country will be selected as a global finalist for the chance to take part in an Accelerator Week programme and travel to the New York, USA for Chivas The Venture final event in July 2017.

Denis Ochanine (MD Pernod Ricard Kenya and Regional Director for East Africa ) conveyed, “We are excited to launch The Venture in Nairobi as Kenya is ripe with remarkable entrepreneurs who are socially conscious and strive to positively impact the world. We encourage all aspiring young Kenyans to share success and join the global community of businesses that are creating a better future – after all, it’s what we do today that will change tomorrow.” 

THE COMPETITION

If you run an innovative social business that is helping to create a better future, Chivas want to hear from you. 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. Closing Date: 30th November 2016.

USEFUL LINKS

How does this programme work? Click HERE to view short video.

Click HERE to read original article and to apply. 

Sources: iHub & Chivas

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