| D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who increase distribution 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?
If selected we will award you up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization in any region where extreme poverty exists.
Competition Is LIVE! Download an Application Packet
+ GIRLS' EDUCATION
Solar Lamp Challenge:
600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa use kerosene lanterns to light their homes. Solar lamps are cheaper, cleaner, create cost savings, and increase household incomes by 30%. Can you sell solar lights to rural or slum-dwelling households in need?
Download the Solar Lamp Challenge
Cook Stove Challenge:
3 billion people cook on traditional stoves, which cause chronic smoke exposure and are the cause of 4% percent of the global disease burden. A $13 modern stove provides cost savings and health benefits. Can you sell cook stoves and maintain long-term adoption rates?
Download the Cook Stove Challenge
+ Global Health
+ Governance and Infrastructure
Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:
- The Global Competition launches on September 9th, 2019.
- Early Submission Deadline: October 20th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
- Regular Submission Deadline: November 10th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)
- Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register): December 1st, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time). Register for an extension.
Submit your concept note and resume(s).
Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.
Top entrepreneurs interview. Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture 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.