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Join the D-Prize Challenge!

The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet we have found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools.

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.

What is D-Prize?

D-Prize focuses on seeding new ventures that distribute proven poverty interventions. If you have an idea for a business or NGO that can deliver an established poverty-fighting solution at scale, D-Prize wants to hear from you. Successful teams can receive funding of up to $20,000 USD to launch their initiatives in areas affected by extreme poverty.

How Does it Work?

  1. Choose a Challenge: Select from areas like Health, Water, Agriculture, Livelihoods, Energy, Public Services, or propose a Custom challenge tailored to your idea.
  2. Application Process: Register and submit your concept note and resume. Top submissions move on to the next round.
  3. Evaluation: Top entrepreneurs answer short questions and are then interviewed. The most promising ventures receive funding to launch.
  4. Impact: Spend the next three months transforming your idea into a venture that can positively impact millions of lives.

Who Can Apply?

D-Prize is open to anyone worldwide, regardless of age or background. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or have an existing organization, if you’re passionate about ending poverty, D-Prize welcomes your application. Existing organizations must be distributing a proven intervention and demonstrate the need for high-risk capital beyond current funding sources.

Important Dates

  • Global Competition Launch: 4 September 2023
  • Early Submission Deadline: 16 October 2023
  • Regular Submission Deadline: 5 November 2023
  • Extension Deadline: 26 November 2023

Don’t miss this chance to make a real difference. Your idea could be the key to transforming lives. Apply today and join the fight against poverty!

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