BOSAQ selected for The Venture Final

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: microedits for unemployed people who want to start their own business;
  • Beeodiversity: using beers to protects bees, food diversity and human well-being; 
  • Fyteko: advanced and environmentally-friendly biostimulants;
  • WOverview Finance: helps people in developing countries with no access to a bank acount 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

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