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  • Maarten Willems

Villagepump finalist Chivas Venture 2018

Chivas Venture, an international competition for social entrepreneurs, will look the next months for the best social entrepreneurs in 29 countries. After a record number of entries, a professional jury has selected five Dutch social entrepreneurs who compete against each other for a place in the global finale. We are proud to announce that Villagepump is one of these five Dutch finalists. According to Harry Hummels (professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University), social enterprises are playing an essential role: 'The private sector can offer a valuable solution to social problems. In addition, social enterprises have given a huge boost to the growth of the Dutch economy in the past few years, according to McKinsey research report in 2016. That is why it is important to give social entrepreneurs the space to make an impact with their company. '