Photo of Chioma and Halle Berry by BellaNaija

Congratulations are in order for Nigeria’s Chioma Ukonu, co-founder and COO of Recycyle Points for placing 2nd at the Chivas Venture finale in Los Angeles, Thursday night.

Chioma Ukonu with Chivas Regal ambassador, actor, Don Cheadle. (C) Instagram/BellaNaija
Top 5 Chivas Venture 2017 Finalists
Chioma Ukonu. (C) Instagram/BellaNaija

Recycle Points is a waste recycling and social benefit venture that operates an incentive-based scheme which collects recyclable materials from consumers with valuable incentives

1st placed winner, Peetachai

Thailand’s Peetachai Dejkraisak, founder of Siam Organic – a social business that works to solve the problem of farmers’ poverty through innovative organic products – was 1st placed after all five finalists gave their last and ultimate pitches.

Finalists with Judges at the grand finale in LA. Oscar winner, Halle Berry was one of the judges at the night

See the winners and their prizes

1st place: Siam Organic, receiving $400,000
2nd place: RecyclePoints, receiving $200,000
Joint 3rd place: Bioestibas, iDrop and Intendu, each receiving $50,000

Photo credit – Chivas Venture


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