"I'm so grateful there are people in the world who can figure out solutions to complex global problems. We all live in a global community and I absolutely believe social entrepreneurship is the only way we can create positive change."
- Eva Longoria, actress, social activist and one of The Venture judges in 2016.
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THE COMPETITION

If you run an innovative social business that is helping to create a better future, we want to hear from you. Successful applicants will have a chance to pitch for a share of The Venture's $1Million fund and will receive world-class mentorship to help accelerate their growth. 

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We are looking for social businesses from around the world that are using business to help create a better future.

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"What’s interesting about The Venture is that the competition is not simply about investing money but - crucially - developing talent."
- Daniela Papa Thornton Deputy director of Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.
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