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Prix Orange de l'Entrepreneur Social

28 February - 6 July 2017

Ivory Coast
Topics: Developer, MEA

Orange Social Venture Prize rewards three entrepreneurial projects that use technology to improve living conditions in African and Middle Eastern countries.

Orange contributes to socio-economic development and supports technical innovation as a key part of our corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, the annual Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East rewards three entrepreneurial projects that use technology to improve living conditions in African and Middle Eastern countries.
These projects are aimed at helping the poorest socio-economic groups through innovations in mobile banking, telemedicine, and digital applications for education or agriculture, etc. They are often associated with the growing use of mobile phones in Africa.
In 2016, an expert jury awarded three winners from among the eleven finalists. Ten were pre-selected for best meeting the participation criteria, and one was chosen by Internet users, the "people’s choice". The prizewinners share the sum of 50,000 Euros and benefit from six months’ support by entrepreneurs, ICT and venture capitalists. Winners are also offered the chance to patent their solution in their country.

For this new edition, each country will organize its own prize through a national event, and will award 3 winners.
They will be automatically qualified for the regional competition.
The names of the winners will be announced mid-October, and they will receive their award during the main event in MEA: Africacom.

How to apply
If you are interested in applying you can find out more details about submitting your application, as well as our past winners, at our dedicated Entrepreneur Club website. Please submit all applications with an accompanying business plan. The application phase for 2017 runs from the February 28 to June 6.

More details coming soon

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For further information, read the terms and conditions.

Published: 20 Jan 2017 / Modified: 07 Feb 2017