Chivas: The Social Business Venture


When: Thu, September 8, 7pm – 11pm, 2016
Where: Black Box, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: Free | DressCode: Business Casual
Info: Event | Venue

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

This year, 31 countries across six continents are taking part, but only the most promising from each country will be selected as a global finalist for the chance to compete for $1M funding. The startups selected will have the chance to take part in The Accelerator Week in March 2017, where they will be mentored by global business leaders, industry experts and successful social entrepreneurs. In July 2017, the new group of finalists will attend The Venture Final Pitch in New York City, the culmination of the competition, where they will pitch to a judging panel in front of a live audience of influencers, social innovators and business leaders.

Speakers
  • Ehon Chan, SE Director, MaGIC
  • Ho Kay Tat, Publisher, The Edge
  • Freda Liu, Producer, BFM

2016 Finalists
  • Conceptos Plásticos - Recycle plastics into building materials
  • EyeControl - Communicate using your eyes only
  • Coolar - Solar powered refrigerator
  • Wakami - Rural, handmade, fashion accessories
  • WeFarm - Internet for farmers without internet: peer-to-peer SMS sharing

2015 Finalists
  • Algramo - Wholesale vending machine (robotic wholesaler) [top]
  • Chipsafer - Monitor cattle real time and remotely [bottom, after the jump]
  • Discelar - Outdoor furniture from recycled plastic and vegetable fiber
  • Lumkani - Mesh fire alarm system for slums
  • SenSprout - Digital irrigation

RSVP: Ying Nee Ooi, ying@commasindustry.com | +6012.362.2810 by Monday, September 5th, 2016 [ passed but you can try checking with the organizer.]