Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. Their programs will award the most promising teams to launch a pilot version of their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.
The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. The challenge for the opportunity to social entrepreneurs to design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below:
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Governance and Infrastructure
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Note: 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.
Note: D-Prize is also open to any business model (for-profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
Note: Up to 20 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.
Note: If you are still a student or have existing commitments, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder.
Note: If you are selected, D-Prize will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.
Note: You will need to fill the online application form.
Note: Please include a resume for each person on your team, limited to one page per person. Resumes should highlight the most relevant past leadership roles and accomplishments.
Note: Please prepare a concept note which response to the following prompts: 1- How does your new organization or venture idea improve the distribution of your selected intervention? 2- What is the expected impact of your work? 3- Who is your team?