BOSAQ Selected For The Venture Final

    Best Belgian social entrepreneurs

    BOSAQ was selected among the top 5 social entrepreneurs in Belgium by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (Oxford University). Other contestants were:

    • Funds for Good: microcredits for unemployed people who want to start their own business
    • Beeodiversity: using bees to protect bees, food diversity and human well-being
    • Fyteko: advanced and environmentally-friendly biostimulants
    • Overview Finance: helps people in developing countries with no access to a bank account to manage their financial resources.

    The Venture by Chivas Regal

    Every year, Chivas invests 1 million dollars in startups that create positive change and a better future. In order to find those promising social startups, the whisky brand organizes a global competition called The Venture. First of all, national competitions are organized. Each country can send one entrepreneur to the global final in New York.

    Belgian final

    The Belgian final was organized on 12 January 2017. Together with the 4 other finalist, we had to pitch our company to a great number of other entrepreneurs and, of course, a jury:

    • Bruno Wattenberg
    • Amid Faljaoui
    • Bart Becks
    • Marnix D’Hoore

    Although we received a lot of great comments on our organization and business model, Beeodiversity won the Belgian final and gets to defend our country in the global final in New York. Good Luck to Michael and his team!


    Jacob Bossaer pitching at The Venture

    Jacob Bossaer pitching at The Venture

    Written by

    Michael Boschmans

    Michael Boschmans


    Key takeaways

    • BOSAQ selected among top-5 Belgian social entrepreneurs.
    • The Venture is a great competition for social entrepreneurs.
    • Beeodiversity won this year. Better luck next time.