Chivas Regal unveils $1 million global social enterprise finalists
About 30 of the brightest startups from across the globe were unveiled at the Skoll Centre, University of Oxford, as finalists of the Chivas Venture, a global search to discover and reward the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs.
Each finalist, including James, Co-Founder of I-Drop Water from South Africa will travel to Los Angeles in July 2017 to compete for a share of $1 million to make their dream of creating a better future for the world a reality.
Now in its third year, the Chivas Venture has to date received almost 6,000 applications across six continents from startups that are striving to use innovation and enterprise to make the world a better place. The vision of the future as imagined by this year’s finalists is a place where protein bars are made from crickets and shoes made from garbage; where walls of moss clean city air and where bottled water is sustainable and economically friendly.
One finalist will represent each of the 30 participating countries at the hotly-anticipated Chivas Venture Final in Los Angeles in July. There they will brush shoulders with some of the biggest names in business and entertainment, and have just five minutes to impress the expert judging panel with their world-changing ideas and deliver the pitch of their lives.