• October 20th, 2019: Early Submission Deadline
  • November 10th, 2019: Regular Submission Deadline
  • December 1st, 2019: Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register)





D-Prize Global Competition 2019

Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. Their programs produce new “distribution entrepreneurs” – social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to millions of people living in extreme poverty.

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The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

D-Prize Challenges:

  • Girls’ Education
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Global Health
  • Education
  • Governance and Infrastructure
  • Custom (Propose Your Own Challenge)

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • The Global Competition launches on September 9th, 2019.
  • Early Submission Deadline: October 20th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: November 10th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register): December 1st, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time).

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
  • You should have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur. You are ready to launch your new venture, and – if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization.
  • If you are still a student or have existing commitments, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder.
  • D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world. They do not fund prototypes of promising new interventions.
  • D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant.
  • D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between).

Opportunity Cost


  • If selected they will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. The average D-Prize award size is $12,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.

How to Apply

First Step: 

Please prepare a concept note which respond to the following prompts:

  • How does your new organization or venture idea improve distribution of your selected intervention?
  • What is the expected impact of your work?
  • Who is your team?

Note: Concept notes are limited to two pages.

Second Step:

  • Please include a resume for each person on your team, limited to one page per person.
  • Note: Resumes should highlight the most relevant past leadership roles and accomplishments.

Third Step:

Input your contact details and upload your documents Here.


  • Files must be PDF and are limited to a size of 4MB each.
  • Concept notes and resumes can be separate documents.

Submission Policies:

    • Proposals must be submitted following the instructions in this packet.
    • Extra material outside of the proposal will not be considered.
    • Revisions to proposals after submission will also not be considered.
    • Only one proposal per person or partnership will be considered.
    • Proposals must be written in English.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Osama Mohamed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team