We collaborate with Chivas for its global $1M competition to find social startups that blend profit and purpose.
Chivas, the original luxury blended Scotch whisky, has announced the launch of the Chivas Venture 2019 – a global competition that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to the hottest social startups from around the world.
The Chivas Venture provides a global platform for innovative enterprises that are using business to solve an array of social and environmental issues. Since the competition's launch in 2014, Chivas Venture supported enterprises have enriched the lives of more than 1 million people in over 40 countries, across six continents. You can apply here.
Applicants in each participating country will compete in local heats, with the winner of each flying to the United Kingdom to take part in an exclusive accelerator program that will give the finalists the chance to hone their business and pitching skills. Then, the allocation of the first $100,000 of the fund will be put into the hands of the public with three weeks of online voting. The Chivas Venture 2019 will then culminate in a series of high-stake pitches at the Global Final in Europe, where the finalists will battle it out for the remainder of the $1 million fund.
In 2018, innovative coffee company Change Please – which helps the homeless off the streets - won $350,000 and secured a 2000 square foot academy that will empower the homeless community by training them to be baristas.