Applications are now being invited for the 2019 Orange Social Venture Prize.
The Prize is looking for the best business venture projects using technological innovation in the service of the society and/or the environment.
It looks to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East
More specifically, the competition will reward projects to launch a new product or a new service which meets the triple objective of participation in societal development, the development of an innovative offering and the integration of digital technologies in the entrepreneurial dynamic.
Therefore, If you are an entrepreneur with a project or a project idea to be deployed in one of the 18 participating countries, you can apply to the Orange Social Venture Prize Africa and Middle East.
Please note that the competition is exclusively for innovative entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East.
This year’s edition which is the 9th edition unfolds in two phases. First, the candidates participate to a national competition. Then, an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners.
At both the national and international step, the public can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist.
Registration starts on Monday, 4th of March 2019.
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Awards and rules
1st Grand Prize: €25,000
2nd Grand Prize: €15,000
3rd Grand Prize: €10,000
Orange experts provide the winners with customised digital mentoring and advice. These international awards complete the various prizes delivered locally to national winners.
How to Enter for the Orange Social Venture Prize
Interested entrepreneurs with innovative projects which have strong and visible digital technology component can enter for the competition by visiting the application portal.
Fill in all the information required before you submit. Please note that entries that are not completely filled will not be considered for the prize.
Deadline for submission of entries: May 30, 2019 (9PM GMT)
Good luck as you participate in the competition
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