D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. ($20,000)

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?

We 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.

D-Prize Challenges

+ WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE

+ GIRLS’ EDUCATION

+ AGRICULTURE

+ ENERGY

+ GLOBAL HEALTH

+ EDUCATION

+ GOVERNANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

+ CUSTOM

TIMELINE

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

  • The Global Competition launches on April 20th, 2020.

  • Early Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 22nd, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Extension Deadline: July 13, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)

EVALUATION PROCESS

ROUND 1

Submit your concept note and resume(s). We generally receive 1000 submissions a competition.

ROUND 2

Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to draft and submit.

FINAL ROUND

Top entrepreneurs interview via phone and email. The top 1-2% 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.

We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.

APPLY NOW

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