Apply for 8th Orange Social venture prize in Africa and Middle East

Need I tell you that innovation is the new sexy? We’ll, you’re about to find out soon enough why. Call for applications for the 8th Orange ( ) Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East has opened. The call would run through 31st May 2018.

Basically, Orange social venture prize rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The targeted projects are those that improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East in different fields which includes education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable development.

A national phase of this competition would first be carried out. During this period, each of the 17 participating Orange subsidiaries will assess the projects submitted in its country and select 3 winners. After the national phase, there would be an international phase too, in which all 51 national winners will compete for an international jury which will present the Orange Social Venture Prize grand prize to the three final winners at the AfricaCom Awards event, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa in November.

Asides just the national prizes, the three winners will receive €25,000, €15,000 and €10,000 respectively. Not just that, they’ll also benefit from six months of personalised support from start-up creation and financing professionals.

As long as you’re a student, employee, entrepreneur and over age 21, whose initiative is under three years old and serves Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan, Liberia or Burkina-Faso. Then, this is for you.
Do well to apply HERE. Under the “Orange Social venture prize” section. DEADLINE IS 31st of May, 2018.