Are you a true gentleman? Are you an altruistic entrepreneur? Would you like to win $100,000?
Ketel One has partnered with GQ to create “A Gentleman’s Call: In Pursuit of an Idea that Matters.” The goal of their contest is to find a 21st century gentleman with entrepreneurial drive who will raise society’s behavioral bar.
“A Gentleman’s Call” is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit the Nolet family (creators of Ketel One) has maintained for 11 generations. Gentleman that exhibit the values of entrepreneurship, craftsmanship, and philanthropy in the modern world – and can prove that gentlemanly manner is not a lost art – should submit their entries at AGentlemansCall.com.
“Ketel One Vodka was founded through the passion and drive ignited only from entrepreneurial spirit,” said Carl Nolet, Jr., Executive Vice President of Nolet Spirits USA. “Through ‘A Gentleman’s Call,’ it is our honor to nurture an idea that will grow from the same values we continue applauding and responsibly celebrating after 11 generations of success.”
Following the close of entries on July 29, 2012, five projects best exemplifying a higher standard of thinking (and living) will be selected as finalists. Consumers across the country will determine which idea best personifies a class act while inspiring generations of gentlemen to put the right polished shoe forward. Once votes are tallied, a grand prize winner will be announced and Ketel One will invest $100,000 to turn their idea into a reality.
To lead this nationwide call-to-action, Ketel One and GQ have enlisted the mentorship of three men that embody the essence of a modern gentleman. These cultural counselors will set the behavioral standard and guide the masses by defining the values of the ultimate gentleman’s competition through their day-to-day lives. Mentors will include actor and philanthropist, Ian Somerhalder, renowned actor, Carlos Ponce, and Co-Founder and CEO of the Movember Foundation, Adam Garone.
“The best thing you can aspire to be is a gentleman. The idea of a gentleman is one of awareness, confidence and compassion,” said Ian Somerhalder. “Helping to support an initiative that is based on those ideals is an honor and I look forward to seeing the evolution of this quest reach its full potential.”
“My fellow mentors and I are honored to lead ‘A Gentleman’s Call,'” said Adam Garone. “It is a privilege and a true responsibility to guide the next generation of entrepreneurs and help foster an endeavor that will enlighten society’s appreciation for the modern gentleman.”
Gentlemen, do you have an entrepreneurial idea worthy of $100,000? If so, submit your entry here: AGentlemansCall.com (entries close on July 29, 2012). Follow the contest on Twitter with these hashtags: #KetelOne and #GentlemansCall or log on to Ketel One’s Facebook page to support your favorite entrepreneur.
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