• June 1 - October 31, 2022
  • Full Scholarship

An undeniable catalyst for progress, technological innovation can only reach its full potential if it is supported by a solid, viable business proposition that meets current and future social and environmental needs.

As well as encouraging innovation, Orange also rewards the positive entrepreneurial spirit of dynamic start-ups within the framework of its Social Venture Prize. Since 2011 this International Grand Prix competition has welcomed start-ups from 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East. It identifies, rewards, and supports business propositions that make a positive social and environmental impact.

Looking for fully-funded opportunities, install the Youth Opportunities Android or iOS App here.

To encourage sustainable, responsible, and inclusive development, the International Women’s Prize was introduced in 2020, promoting business ventures led by women entrepreneurs or with the primary purpose of improving women’s lives.

 

Location:

Online

Benefits

Awards International Grand Prix

  • 1st prize: €25,000
  • 2nd prize: €15,000
  • 3rd prize: €10,000
  • The 10 finalists within the OSVP International Grand Prix and the winner of the International Women’s Prize will also receive 6 to 9 months of business development support.

Eligibilities

Candidates must:

  • Be 21 years and over
  • Present a social entrepreneurship project based on NICT (New Information and Communication Technologies)
  • The candidates must present a project that involves at least one of the 17 countries

Ideally, the business idea should include a prototype or demo.

Eligible Regions: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tunisia

Application Process

Registration process

Because start-ups need to devote their precious time to building and growing their business, it is fast and easy to apply for the national OSVP competition.

3 steps:

  1. Create your account (identity, country of residence, contact details, etc.)
  2. Read the application guide and describe your business project (country, sector, pitch, etc.)
  3. Confirm and send your application
  • You can save your application as you go to continue the process later. You don’t need to complete a specific document; however, you may attach your logo, a presentation, and any relevant social media or web addresses.
  • Please note: the same process applies for both the International Grand Prix and the International Women’s Prize.

Plan your application

To make your application even easier, gather your supporting information in advance (for example, your logo or presentation) and prepare three supporting statements:

  • Define the problem you wish to solve (max. 200 characters)
  • Describe your proposed solution (max. 200 characters)
  • Create a pitch presentation (max. 1,500 characters)
Looking for fully-funded opportunities, install the Youth Opportunities Android or iOS App here.

Application Deadline: May 27, 2022 (5 Days Remaining)

Apply nowOfficial link
Disclaimer: Youth Opportunities spreads opportunities for your convenience and ease based on available information, and thus, does not take any responsibility of unintended alternative or inaccurate information. As this is not the official page, we recommend you to visit the official website of opportunity provider for complete information. For organizations, this opportunity is shared with sole purpose of promoting “Access to Information” for all and should not be associated with any other purposes.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?