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Great Opportunity for Startups/SMEs/NGOs: Stand a chance to win $20K Startup Grants to fight Extreme Poverty

Great Opportunity for Startups/SMEs/NGOs: Stand a chance to win $20K Startup Grants to fight Extreme Poverty


D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of the awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.


Great Opportunity for Startups/SMEs/NGOs: Stand a chance to win $20K Startup Grants to fight Extreme Poverty

D-Prize seeds new ventures that distribute proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet D-Prize has found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools.

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

EVALUATION PROCESS

ROUND 1

Submit your concept note and resume(s).  We receive 2000+ submissions per competition.

ROUND 2

Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to answer short written questions. 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.

ELIGIBILITY

D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of the awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.

D-Prize will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention 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.

D-Prize apologizes, but at this time it is 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. D-Prize only wants to understand your idea.

TIMELINE

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

  • The Global Competition launches on 4 September 2023.
  • Early Submission Deadline: 16 October 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Regular Submission Deadline: 5 November 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time) 
  • Extension Deadline: 26 November 2023 at midnight PT (pacific time)

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