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.
+ WATER, SANITATION, AND HYGIENE
+ GIRLS’ EDUCATION
+ GLOBAL HEALTH
+ GOVERNANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE
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)
Submit your concept note and resume(s). We generally receive 1000 submissions a competition.
Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to draft and submit.
Top entrepreneurs interview via phone and email. The top 1-2% will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
You will spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture that can grow and help millions of people.
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.