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ORANGE SUPPORTS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO FASTTRACK DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA



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.
Eligibility and Qualification
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 - 19 September.

To participate, follow this LINK