Orange African Social
Venture Prize will once again reward entrepreneurs developing products or
services that use ICT in an innovative way to meet the needs of Africans in
fields such as Health, Agriculture, Education, Energy, Industry or Trade. Orange
Prize supports entrepreneurs, small and middle size firms by facilitating
access to finance, supporting structures for incubation and giving access to
tools for digital development. The Prize will recognize four projects, three
projects with grants of 10,000 EUR, 15,000 EUR and 25,000 EUR, and a new special
prize of 10,000 EUR will be awarded to the finalist who presents a project
using an Orange API.
In addition, the four
winners will benefit from a six-month support package from entrepreneurship and
ICT experts and, the first prize will be offered a patent submission in the
country of the project’s deployment.
Any entrepreneur (aged
21 or over) or legal entity that has been in existence for fewer than three
years at the time of the competition may participate at no cost and with no
restriction on nationality. Submitted projects must be designed to be deployed
in at least one of the African countries in which Orange operates and must use
information and communications technology in an innovative way to help improve
the living conditions of the populations in these countries.
Deadline: 22 May -
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