Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East 2021/2022 [Funding Available]

Orange Social Venture Prize 2021/2022: Applications are open for the 2021/2022 cycle of the Orange Social Venture Prize for best technological projects with a positive impact in Africa and the Middle East. The competition has become a reference and has passed the 10-year mark by entering its 11th edition.

Orange will reward more start-ups with the international Women’s Prize worth €20,000 to assist the start to compete favorably in the business space. The competition is organized in two stages: first a national competition in 17 countries; then an international jury selects the winners of the Grand Prix. Interested applicants owning start-ups in the eligible countries are encouraged to apply for the prize award.

Programme Sponsor(s): Orange Social Venture

Award Amount: up to €25,000

Area of Focus: Start-ups with technological projects

Country Eligibility: See Eligible countries (below)


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Orange Social Venture Prize 2021/2022 | Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Orange Social Venture Prize:

  • Applicant must be an entrepreneur aged over 21 years as of 9 of March 2021
  • Your project is implemented in one of the 17 countries where Orange is present in Africa and the Middle-East.
  • Your project offers an innovating solution using ICT (mobile or internet) to answer population or environmental needs.
  • You have exercised the activity for less than 3 years on 9 March 2021.

Eligible countries:

Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Central Africa republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tunisia.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible applicants for the Orange Social Venture Prize 2021/2022 are to submit their candidature for the competition before the application deadline.

Required Documents:

  • Ensure to build your project logo.
  • Presentation of your project in PDF format. This should include short presentation of the project; market analysis; market opportunity; product/service; The team; 3 year business plan; evaluation of social impact.

Application Deadline: 5th June 2021

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