Orange Funds Africa Social Ventures
Orange is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent. Orange launches the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize.
Following on from the success of the past four years, today Orange is launching the 2015 edition of its social entrepreneurship prize. The Orange African Social Venture Prize once again rewards 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. Over the past four years, about 2,000 projects have been submitted for the Orange African Social Venture Prize, reflecting the dynamism of African entrepreneurs and the potential of the telecommunications sector.
The prize will award three projects with grants of 10,000 EUR, 15,000 EUR and 25,000 EUR.
In addition, the three 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.
Who can apply?
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 for Application submission:
Applications are accepted from 21 May to 18 September 2015 on Orange’s pan-African web portal.
How to Apply
- Synthetically present the project (1000 to 2000 characters)
- Analyze the market
- Explain why the project answers to the identified need
- Introduce the management team
- Present the financial forecasts
- Assess the societal and/or environmental impact
An application with an incomplete file will not be taken into account.