D-Prize challenge 2022 for Aspiring Entrepreneurs Worldwide — Up to $20,000 to Take Home

D-PRIZE CHALLENGE

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D-Prize is now accepting applications from suitably aspiring Entrepreneurs Worldwide to participate in her 2022 challenge. The amazing this is that each winner will get up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty occurs. The deadline for the submission of applications for the D-Prize challenge is on the 26th of June, 2022.

D-Prize Challenge 2022

The D-Prize Competition 2022 is calling for submissions. The D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

The D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization wherever extreme poverty exists, with a goal to serve millions in the years ahead.

Who Should Apply for D-Prize Challenge?

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you have a need for high-risk capital that your current donors or revenue cannot support.
  • Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.
  • Organizers are only able to evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. They only want to understand your idea.

What are the D-Prize Global Competition Challenges?

  • Health Access
    • Self-injectable Contraceptive Challenge: Can you distribute a self-injectable contraceptive, Sayana® Press, to underserved women through a private health network?
    • Oxygen Challenge: Can you develop a team of technicians to service and repair existing oxygen concentrators to improve access to medical oxygen?
    • Patient Identification Challenge: Can you develop a way to identify patients needing treatment for either obstetric fistula, cervical cancer, club foot, or cataracts, then connect them with existing treatment services in your area?
    • Maternal Health Challenge: Can you train birth attendants to administer misoprostol to prevent maternal deaths from postpartum hemorrhaging?
    • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge: Can you identify candidates for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and connect those that opt into existing health facilities to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition?
    • Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Challenge: Can you counsel and motivate HIV-positive pregnant women to adhere to their ART regimen, and thus prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission?
    • Child Immunization Challenge: Can you direct caregivers to bring their infants to health facilities for routine immunizations that would otherwise not occur?
    • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge: Can you teach “sugar daddy awareness” to 8th grade classes to reduce unwanted teen pregnancies and HIV infections?
  • Clean Water
    • Chlorine Dispenser Challenge: Can you install and promote community chlorine dispensers to increase access to clean water?
  • Education
    • Teaching at the Right Level Challenge: Can you teach basic reading and mathematics skills to primary school students in a resource-limited classroom?
  • Agriculture
    • Quality Inputs Challenge: Can you provide smallholder farmers with high-quality inputs and training proven to increase their harvests?
    • Post-Harvest Support Challenge: Can you provide smallholder farmers with post-harvest loans and storage technology proven to increase their incomes?
    • Propose Your Own Agriculture Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven agriculture interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
    • Propose Your Own Livestock Challenge: D-Prize is interested in distributing proven livestock interventions to smallholder farmers. If you know of a highly-effective intervention backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
  • Livelihoods
    • Poverty Graduation Challenge: Can you provide business coaching, capital, and social support to lift people out of ultra-poverty?
    • Propose Your Own Financial Inclusion Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven financial inclusion interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly effective intervention backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.
  • Energy
    • Solar Lamp Challenge: Can you sell pico solar lamps to rural or slum-dwelling households without regular access to electricity?
  • Public Services
    • Government Transparency Challenge: Can you monitor and report data to reduce corruption and improve public service?
    • Road Safety Challenge: Can you reduce road fatalities by mobilizing the public with a proven public transportation safety campaign?
  • Custom
    • Propose Your Own Challenge: D-Prize is specifically interested in distributing proven poverty interventions to those in need. If you know of a highly effective intervention that is backed by credible evidence, they want to hear what it is and see your plan to increase its distribution.

D-Prize Challenge Eligibility

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of their awardees have not launched nor raised any funding.
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention and you have a need for high-risk capital that your current donors or revenue cannot support.
  • Existing organizations applying to D-Prize should have operated for no more than 18 months and raised no more than $30,000 in outside funding.
  • Organizers are only able to evaluate applications submitted in English. However, your English does not need to be perfect to apply, and grammar and vocabulary errors will not be penalized. They only want to understand your idea.

D-Prize Competition Benefits

  • The D-Prize will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization wherever extreme poverty exists, with a goal to serve millions in the years ahead.

D-Prize Challenge Evaluation Process

  • Round 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s). They generally receive 1700 submissions per competition.
  • Round 2: Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full proposal. You will have two weeks to draft and submit.
  • Final Round: Top entrepreneurs were interviewed via phone and email. The top 1% will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
  • Launch: You will spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture that can grow and help millions of people.

How to Apply for D-Prize Global Competition Challenge

Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:

  • The Global Competition launches on April 4, 2022.
  • The early Submission Deadline is May 15, 2022, at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • The regular Submission Deadline is June 5, 2022, at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • The extension Deadline is June 26, 2022, at midnight PT (pacific time). Register for an extension.

Download An Application Packet

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D Prize competition

If you have questions, send an email to the D-Prize team at help@d-prize.org.

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