Updated Sep 24, 2019CLOSED
Offered by D-Prize
|Stage||Stage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept|
|Region||Low and Middle Income Countries|
|Focus Areas||All Sectors|
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
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.
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.