The 11th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East is now accepting applications.
Through the prize, Orange aims to contribute to Africa’s socio-economic growth by promoting creativity and entrepreneurship.
Since 2011, the Orange Social Venture Prize has been given to startups that have developed groundbreaking ventures focused on innovations that have a positive societal effect in Africa and the Middle East in the fields of education, healthcare, e-commerce, and agriculture, or that assist in the achievement of sustainable development goals.
In 2021, Orange will give the International Women’s Prize, worth US$24,000, in addition to the International Grand Prize, which will award three winners with prizes ranging from US$30,000 to US$12,000.
The competition is divided into two phases, the first of which takes place in the 17 Orange subsidiaries between March and June.
Each country will choose three prizewinners.
The winners from each country compete against each other in the second round, and an international jury composed of members from the Orange startup community meets to pick the international prize-winners.
The deadline for applications is June 4th.
Those interested in applying can do so here.