The Venture: 27 startups changing the world for good revealed03/24/2016
27 extraordinary start-ups from around the world have been selected to compete for a share of $1M in funding. Meet the finalists!
27 startups from around the world competing for a share of Chivas The Venture’s $1m fund were revealed on March 14th in Oxford.
Each pioneering business is striving to use innovation and enterprise to create positive social or environmental change. These impressive businesses are now finalists in The Venture, Chivas Regal’s global search to discover and reward the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs.
Win the right way
Now in its second year, The Venture received over 2,500 applications from startups across six continents tackling a range of social and environmental issues with scalable and sustainable business solutions. One finalist will represent each of the 27 participating countries at The Venture Final in New York City in July where they’ll have just five minutes to impress The Venture judging panel with their pitch to win funding.
“ Our founders were entrepreneurs who gave back to their community, and The Venture is continuing their legacy by discovering and supporting businesses that are committed to redefining the role of business in creating a better future.”Richard Black, Chivas Regal Global Brand Director
Meet the finalists
The 27 finalists showcase the creativity and ingenuity within the startup community and the increasing passion of new business leaders to create a positive change in the world.
Finalists range from Onicio Neto, the founder of Epitrack (Brazil), who has created a faster way to identify and track disease outbreaks through a digital detection platform based on crowdsourcing; to Kenny Ewan, the founder of WeFarm (UK) who has developed a seamless peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing platform for the 500 million small-scale farmers around the world with no internet access.