Liquor company Chivas Regal has announced the Australian launch of The Venture, a fund and accelerator seeking to enable a new generation of social entrepreneurs to create positive change.
Entering an established industry is a bold move for any start-up business, one that requires a compelling value proposition and a key differentiating factor to set itself apart from existing players. Whether it be price, quality, service or strong partnerships, such start-ups need an angle.
Social enterprise, Good Return, is set to empower workers across the Asia Pacific region living in dire poverty. Through the online lending portal, Australians can make a one-to-one loan to an individual in Nepal, the Philippines, Tonga, Fiji or Cambodia so they’re able to start or expand a small business, grow their income, and lift their family out of poverty.
TravelGiver.com is a new website for the socially conscious traveller wanting to make a difference, at no extra cost. Consumers can book travel through the site’s travel agent affiliates, and a percentage of the cost will go towards a charitable project of their choice.