2019 D-Prize to Recognise New Entrepreneurs who Increase Access to Proven Poverty Interventions

Deadline: 12 May 2019

Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges? If yes, then apply for the D-Prize 2019.

Applications are open for the D-Prize to recognise new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale.

D-Prize Challenges

  • Girl’s Education
    • Sugar daddy awareness challenge
  • Agriculture
    • Quality seed challenge
    • Fertilizer challenge
    • Improved farm practices challenge
    • Custom agriculture challenge
  • Energy
    • Solar lamp challenge
    • Cook stove challenge
  • Global Health
    • Patient identification challenge
    • Maternal health challenge
    • VMMC challenge
    • PMTCT challenge
    • Sayana® press challenge
    • Immunization challenge
  • Education
    • Flipped classroom challenge
  • Student testing challenge
    • Governance and Infrastructure
    • Transparency challenge
  • Custom
    • Propose your own challenge

Prize Information

  • All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.
  • Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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).
  • Applicants should have enormous ambition, and can imagine theirselves as a successful entrepreneur.
  • Applicants are ready to launch their new venture, and – if a pilot proves successful – applicant are excited to grow it into a world changing organization.
  • If applicants are still a student or have existing commitments, applicant should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder.
  • D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distributionof an already proven poverty intervention in the developing world.
  • Prototypes of promising new interventions are not funded.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://d-prize.org/

  • Avatar Brainy Swaibu says:

    Hello I’m Brainy in Uganda
    I am looking for someone from USA or EU to join me before this month of April ends in conceptualizing a new educational corporation before this year ends such that in future we also file a 500(3)(c) 1 in his state.
    My idea NGO is designing it’s first project of a secondary school combined with a community technology centre in a refugee camp located in Western region of Uganda where there is oil and gas mining , refinery and international airport construction.

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Brainy Swaibu,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      We strongly encourage NGO partnerships but do not act as an intermediary at this time.

      Keep visiting our site https://www2.fundsforngos.org/ to explore great funding opportunities in your areas of interest.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Pst Peter Mwangi says:

    Thank you so much for making the D-Prize Open to All,l and “we” will sink our head(s) to it.

  • Avatar Dennis Mashiri says:

    Thank you so much ,I am working towards establishing an Orphanage foundation in my country how best can you assist me i am from Zimbabwe

  • Avatar Pastor Yusufu Lwila says:

    Thanks you for good type of project.

  • Avatar Jedidiah Aryeepah says:

    Am Jedidiah in Ghana and our NGO is looking for a grants /donor’s to helps funds a charity programs.To save lives from the street , poor and orphans back to classroom which is Educational Project.

  • Avatar SARO YORKPO says:

    My Name is Saro Yorkpo National Coordinator of Conflict Intervenor and peace initiative ( NGO ) we are seeking for a Grant’s/Donors to help’s save lives, children and women in a vulnerable communities were social conflict and cult violence persists.

  • Avatar Daud seme Leonard says:

    I’m Daud seme Leonard in Tanzania I’m working toward establishing gold mining sector and surveying in different areas as I deal with small scale mining activity.myvision is to have gold Hunter device to help me ,so can you assist me!

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Daud seme Leonard,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. fundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      To find great donors for your cause, please visit: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/ and apply accordingly.

      Good luck!

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