Monday, October 26, 2015

Venture seeking applicaitons of social entrepreneurs to create positive change

We created The Venture to inspire, discover and reward those who believe that business can be a force for good.

With $1Million in funding and expert support, The Venture will enable a new generation of social entrepreneurs to create positive change. If you have a business that makes the world better and the ambition to match, it's time to step forward.

The Venture is a global search to find and support the most promising start-ups with the potential to succeed financially and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

The most promising start-ups - 1 from each country participating in The Venture - will make it to the global final and have a chance to win a share of $1 million in funding.

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We're looking for entrepreneurs who have an established, for-profit start-up or business. We are searching for businesses in start-up stage (which means the business has a working prototype of its concept, ideally with some demonstrable user traction, generating a maximum of US$500,000 - or local currency equivalent - in annual revenues and has been incorporated for no more than 3 years) or growth stage (which means the business is beyond the working prototype stage, and can show significant user traction and sales, generating a maximum of US$1 million - or local currency equivalent - in annual revenues and has been incorporated for more than 3 years). You will have a strong vision, a compelling idea and a solid business plan. You'll also need to showcase how your business has a positive impact. You must be over 25 to enter The Venture. Make sure you check out your local Terms & Conditions should you choose to apply for further eligibility requirements.

Below is a list of the countries that are participating in The Venture Year 2. In order to enter as a potential start up or start-up idea, your resident country must be in the list below.
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Estonia
Germany
Guatemala
Gulf
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Mexico
Nigeria
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Thailand
UK
USA

Keep checking our blog for more information, updates and participating countries.

Application close date - Each of the countries participating in The Venture have their own application deadlines. Please be sure to check your local Terms & Conditions.

for more info see https://www.theventure.com/gb/en/



This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
 
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