Follow this year’s Chivas Venture finalists on social media as they journey through the competition.

Social media is playing an increasingly prominent role in modern entrepreneurship, allowing businesses to generate their own exposure, funding and interaction with customers in ways that would - until relatively recently - have been utterly inconceivable. 

And the tool is still evolving. Aside from being a powerful vessel for a company’s voice and vision, other elements of social media such as crowdfunding are allowing social enterprises to directly tap into and foster communities who are eager to support and form a connection with social change. Now, businesses can make their stories - and the stories of those they are trying to help - available and more personally relatable to a larger number of people than ever before.

It’s a two-way street, one that gives you the option to follow the progress and champion the cause of the Chivas Venture finalist to your heart - all at the click of a button. Here is where you can follow all of the 30 game-changing startups on social media:  

Xinca: The startup from Argentina, turning garbage into shoes.  
Twitter: @XincaOk 
Instagram: @xinca_eco_shoes
Facebook: @XincaSustentables

Words with Hearts: The eco-friendly stationers in Australia funding women’s and girls' education projects. 

Twitter: @wordswheart
Instagram: @wordswithheart
Facebook: @wordswithheartau

The social enterprise creating a buzz about bees and biodiversity in Belgium. 

Twitter: @BeeOdiversity 
Facebook: @BeeOdiversity

Livre: The Brazilian business creating a future where driving a wheelchair brings freedom and fun.

Instagram: @kitlivreoficial
Facebook: @kitlivre 

Sea Harmony: The Bulgarian company using mussels to bring life back to the oceans.
Facebook: @seaharmonybg
Twitter: @seaharmonybg

Delivering a greener future made of flower stalks in Colombia. 

Twitter: @bioestibas

Sens Food:
The Czech Republic organisation making insects edible for a food of the future. 

Twitter: @SENSFoods 
Facebook: @sensfoods

SoloCoco: Coconut oil with a conscious from the Dominican Republic.

Twitter: @OnlyCoconuts
Facebook: @Mysolococo

Green City Solutions: The German company whose artificial trees are a breath of fresh air.

Facebook: @mygcs
Twitter: @mycitytree

Laddroller: This Greek company sees a future where wheelchair users can stand up. 

Twitter: @laddroller
Facebook: @laddroller

Now Money:
A company from the Gulf of Mexico who are including by banking the unbanked. 

Twitter: @NOWMoneyME

BYT: This Hong Kong company are Turning unwanted clothes into fashion that cares. 
Twitter: @Redress_Asia
Facebook: @RedressAsia
Instagram: @getredressed 

Now Technologies: Giving hope and mobility at the blink of an eye to those in Hungary. 

Instagram: @nowtechnologies

Intendu: The Israeli pioneers transforming brain rehabilitation…
Twitter: @intendu3

Factelier: We're reviving craft in rural Japan through fashion.
Twitter: @Factelier
Facebook: @Factelier

This Kentan company are creating a future where poop is turned into fuel.

Twitter: @sanivation

FOLO farms: These Malaysian organic vegetables are powered by food waste.
Instagram: @feedourlovedones 
Facebook: @FeedOurLovedOnes

The Mexican organisation giving people the power of movement.

Twitter: @WeaRobot_

RecyclePoints: A Nigerian innovator that sees the hidden value of everyday waste.
Twitter: @RecyclePointsNG

African Clean Energy: This Dutch family company are cooking up some positive (solar) energy.

Twitter: @acelesotho
Instagram: @africancleanenergy
Facebook: @AfricanCleanEnergy

The start-up from Poland creating a future where crops yield healthy food in abundance. 


Sun Concept: When the sun comes up these Portuguese innovators use it for social good…
Facebook: @sunconceptmarine
Twitter: @SunConcept

SoWat: A company based in Romania that envisages a future where the world’s thirst for clean water is quenched.

Facebook: @sowatsystem

SmartHead: This Slovakia based community see a future where everyone is inspired to do good. 

Facebook: @besmarthead
Twitter: @1SmartHead1

iDrop Water: Changing the way safe drinking water in South Africa is bought and sold.

Twitter: @idropwater
Facebook: @idropwater
Instagram: @idropwater

Sea2see: We’re cleaning up the Spanish ocean in style.

Twitter: @Sea2See_Eyewear
Instagram: @sea2see_eyewear

Siam Organics: Transforming Thai farmers' lives, one grain at a time. 

Twitter: @siamorganic
Facebook: @siamorganic

Olio: The UK based company starting a food sharing revolution. 

Facebook: @olioex
Twitter: @OLIO_ex
Instagram: @olio_ex

DayOne Response
: A US organisation bringing clean drinking water to disaster victims from day one.

Twitter: @DayOneResponse
Facebook: @DayOneResponse
Instagram: @dayoneresponse

First Respond: The startup making First Aid a social norm in China.
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