D-Prize calls for Social Entrepreneurs with solution to poverty in Developing Countries

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The world has solutions to poverty. Can you distribute them to those in need?

D-Prize is a call to the world’s boldest entrepreneurs. Can you design a new social enterprise and solve one of the distribution challenges below?

The programme will award up to $20,000 to 5-15 social entrepreneurs to launch a pilot in Africa, India, or another other developing region. If your pilot is successful, they will help you find future funding and grow to impact millions.

D-Prize is for all aspiring entrepreneurs. You may come from anywhere in the world, be any age, and have any background. You must be committed, highly skilled, and ready to work hard to scale-up your impact as a long term career.

The programme will fund some existing organizations, especially if your organization wants to pilot a new distribution-focused initiative. If you are over 12 months old, have already raised more than $100,000, and are not piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, D-Prize is unlikely to offer funding.


Submit a resume and two-page concept note by Dec 10 (early deadline), Dec 30 (regular deadline), or Jan 16 (limited extension). Early submissions encouraged.

The top 5% of entrepreneurs will be invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. Full plans are due within four weeks of being invited to submit.

The top entrepreneurs will interview with judges. Winners will receive up to $20,000, mentorship, and other support as you launch.


– Girl Education
– Energy
– Education
– Governance & Infrastructure
– Global Health
– Custom

Download application package here

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