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D-Prize Global Competition 2024 for Entrepreneurs (Up to $20K Grants)

They seed new organizations distributing proven poverty solutions, all aiming to scale. D-Prize is looking for entrepreneurs who can design a new nonprofit or social venture that distributes an existing poverty solution to thousands, maybe even millions of people.

They have identified over a dozen products and services known to alleviate poverty. They now challenge entrepreneurs to design ways to distribute to people in need.

Challenges

  • Health Access
    • Self-injectable Contraceptive Challenge
    • Oxygen Challenge
    • Patient Identification Challenge
    • Maternal Health Challenge
    • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge
    • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Challenge
    • Child Immunization Challenge
    • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge
  • Water
    • Clean Access to Water challenge
  • Education
    • Teaching at the Right Level challenge
  • Agriculture
    • Quality Inputs challenge
    • Post-harvest Support challenge
    • Propose your own Agriculture challenge
    • Propose your own Livestock challenge

Livelihoods

      • Reading Glasses Challenge
      • Poverty Graduation challenge
      • Propose your own financial inclusion challenge
      • Energy
        • Solar lamp challenge
      • Public Services
        • Government transparency challenge
        • Road safety challenge
      • Education
        • Teaching at the right level challenge
      • Custom
        • Propose Your Own Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven poverty interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.

Prizes

  • D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

Eligibility

  • D-Prize is for new organizations. Most of their awardees are first-time entrepreneurs. Most have not yet launched their organization, nor have they raised other funding.
  • They especially encourage those from low- and middle-income countries to apply.
  • They will consider applications from existing organizations only if your core focus is distributing an existing and evidence-based poverty intervention.
  • They typically will not support organizations with more than 18 months of full-time operations or that have raised more than $30,000 USD in outside funding.

Application Process

Take a look at the current D-Prize challenges, and then download an application.

  • Early Submission Deadline: 23 June 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: 14 July 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
  • Extension Deadline: 4 August 2024 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)

Apply here

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