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D-Prize Competition 2022 for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Worldwide — Up to $20,000 for Grab

D-Prize is now accepting applications from aspiring Entrepreneurs Worldwide to participate in its 2022 challenge. Each winner will get up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

The D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

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About D-Prize

D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world. Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. Our 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... read more


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D-Prize Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition

  • Type Entrepreneurs
  • OrganisationD-Prize
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline June 26, 2022

Aim and Benefits of D-Prize Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition

  • The D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization wherever extreme poverty exists, with a goal to serve millions in the years ahead.


Requirements for D-Prize Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition Qualification

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.
  • Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.
  • Organizers are only able to evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. They only want to understand your idea.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for D-Prize Aspiring Entrepreneurs Competition

  • Round 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s). They generally receive 1700 submissions per competition.
  • Round 2: Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full proposal. You will have two weeks to draft and submit.
  • Final Round: Top entrepreneurs interview via phone and email. The top 1% will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
  • Launch: You will spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture that can grow and help millions of people.

Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines: 

  • The Global Competition launches on April 4, 2022.
  • Early Submission Deadline is May 15, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Regular Submission Deadline is June 5, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Extension Deadline is June 26, 2022 at midnight PT (pacific time). Register for an extension.

Application Deadline

June 26, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to D-Prize on d-prize.org to apply

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