D-Prize Challenge 2017 Prize for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)

dprize for social entprepreneurs to fight poverty

Application Deadline: September 10, 2017 midnight PT

D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected you will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

D-Prize Challenges

  • GIRL’S EDUCATION
  • AGRICULTURE
  • Energy
  • Global Health
  • Education
  • Governance and Infrastructure
  • Custom

Eligibility Requirements:

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.
  • D-Prize will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
  • D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
  • All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible
    grant.
  • Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of
    which challenge track was selected.
Who Should Apply?
  • You should have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur. You are ready to launch your new venture, and – if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization.
  • If you are still a student or have existing commitments, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder.
  • D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world.

TIMELINE

ROUND 1

Submit your concept note and resume(s). There is an early, regular, and limited extended deadline.

ROUND 2

Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have  four weeks to submit.

FINAL ROUND

Top entrepreneurs interview.  Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch. Final decisions expected by December.

LAUNCH

Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and help millions of people.

How to Apply:

Proposal Instructions
● Prepare your concept note and resume, and clearly name your files. Files must be PDF
and are limited to a size of 4MB each.
● Input your contact details and upload your documents to www.d-prize.org/submit
Questions?
Email the D-Prize team at help@d-prize.org

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