Now in its third year, Chivas Regal is running The Venture for 2017. But this time, there’s a twist…
The Venture is a global competition to find and support aspiring social entrepreneurs who use business as a force for good. This year, Chivas Regal SA is taking the competition to the next level with The Venture Elevator Pitch.
Globally, The Venture provides social entrepreneurs with the opportunity to earn a share of $1 million in financial investment. Additionally, participation in The Venture connects entrepreneurs with invaluable business resources and generates global exposure for their work.
The Venture lives up to Chivas Regal’s global creed – to Win The Right Way – and invests in the idea that business can create positive social change.
For South Africa, the concept of ‘Win The Right Way’ is significant as it aligns with the philosophy of Ubuntu. Everyone wins when you Win The Right Way.
Last year, more than 2 500 start-up business owners from 27 countries applied to compete in The Venture.
In South Africa this year, The Venture will be bigger and better than ever before. The selection of the South African finalist will be a highly publicised competition with a cash prize of R350 000.
Chivas The Venture Elevator Pitch, the name of South Africa’s leg of the competition, will be broadcast on national television, including the opportunity for select contestants to pitch their businesses to a panel of esteemed judges and the greater South African public.
The advancing local finalists will then participate in an accelerator program in which they will meet and learn from some of South Africa’s legendary captains of industry. The local finale of the competition will be broadcast in a televised special, and the winner of the event will go on to the United States to represent South Africa in the global final of The Venture.
Entrepreneurs can submit to enter The Venture from September 15th to November 5th at www.theventure.com. Be sure to watch The Venture Elevator Pitch on Mzansi (DSTV) from November 15th, and be a part of the journey.