The Orange Social Venture Prize, for the 7th year, recognizes the best innovative and responsible business venture in Africa and the Middle East. This year, the competition takes place in two stages: the projects first take part in a national competition, then an international jury awards a prize to the best national winners. Each time, users can vote to add a name to the list of nominees.
The Orange Social Venture Prize aims to promote the development of companies and startups that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to meet the needs of local populations.
The Prize is awarded to three entrepreneurs or startups created less than three years ago that offer high-tech solutions to meet the needs of the poorest populations in Africa and the Middle-East.
The Award embodies the Group’s values and commitments in the MEA region.
The jury will consider the social and environmental impact of the projects, their degree of innovation, the possibility of expanding the product or service to several countries and the financial viability and feasibility of the projects submitted
Who can submit
Entrepreneurs over the age of 21 and start-ups operating for less than three years can qualify for the Prize. There are no nationality requirements. The projects must be implemented in one of the following countries in which Orange operates in Africa and the Middle-East, and listed in the Contest Rules. The eligible countries are: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Botswana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan and Burkina Faso.
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