Updated Sep 24, 2019CLOSED

D-Prize

Offered by D-Prize

D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increasedistribution of proven poverty interventions.
The world has already invented products and services to end poverty, yet the best are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?
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GrantType
CLOSEDNov 10, 2019Deadline
$25 - $20,000Amount
3Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
CountryN/A
Focus AreasAll Sectors

Eligibility

D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant.

D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between). All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.

D-Prize Challenges for 2019:

Girls Education: SUGAR DADDY AWARENESS CHALLENGE

Agriculture: 1) QUALITY SEED CHALLENGE, 2) FERTILIZER CHALLENGE , 3) IMPROVED FARM PRACTICES CHALLENGE

Energy: 1) SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE, 2) COOK STOVE CHALLENGE

Global Health: 1) PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CHALLENGE 2) MATERNAL HEALTH CHALLENGE 3) VMMC CHALLENGE 4) PMTCT CHALLENGE

Education: 1) FLIPPED CLASSROOM CHALLENGE 2) STUDENT TESTING CHALLENGE

Governance and Infrastructure: 1)TRANSPARENCY CHALLENGE

Custom: PROPOSE YOUR OWN CHALLENGE


Application Directions

Submit your First Round proposal online

Application And Awards Process

Round 1

First Round proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, using the following deadlines. We strive to send decisions out within three weeks. Judges may request additional information via email before making a decision.

  • ● Early decision deadline: October 20, 2019 at midnight PT (Pacific Time). Early decision proposals are more likely to advance to the next round, and will have additional time on for the full proposal.

  • ● Regular deadline: November 10, 2019 at midnight PT.

  • ● Extension deadline: December 1, 2019 at midnight PT. Extensions are limited to the

    first 200 people who register at: www.d-prize.org/extension Round 2

    Top entrepreneurs invited to participate in Round 2 will be asked to draft and submit a full plan of their venture, roughly 10 pages in length plus any desired appendices. The plan will include more details on operations, a budget, milestones, and other items. Participants will receive a Round 2 Proposal Packet with full instructions.

    Those invited to the Second Round will have about four weeks to submit a plan.

    Final Round

    Entrepreneurs invited to the Final Round will interview with judges over email and on the phone. Depending on the promise and cost-effectiveness of a proposal, judges may award up to $20,000 in funding. The average D-Prize award size is $12,000.

Attachments

Round-1-Application-Packet-September-2019.pdf
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