2021 D-Prize for New Entrepreneurs Working to End Poverty

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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? If yes, then apply for the 2021 D-Prize.

2021 D-Prize is now open to support new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions.

D-Prize Challenges

  • Health Access
    • Self-Injectable Contraceptive
    • Oxygen Challenge
    • Patient Identification Challenge
    • Maternal Health Challenge
    • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Challenge
    • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Challenge
    • Child Immunization Challenge
    • Sugar Daddy Awareness Challenge
  • Clean Water
    • Chlorine Dispensers Challenge
  • Education
    • Teaching at the Right Level Challenge
  • Agriculture
    • Quality Inputs Challenge
    • Post-Harvest Support Challenge
    • Propose Your Own Agriculture Challenge
    • Propose Your Own Livestock Challenge
  • Live hood
    • Poverty Graduation Challenge
    • Propose Your Own Financial Inclusion Challenge
  • Energy
    • Solar Lamp Challenge
  • Public Services
    • GovermentTransperancy Challenge
    • Road Safety Challenge
  • Custom
    • Propose Your Own Challenge

Prize Information

  • They 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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 piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you have a need for high-risk capital that cannot be supported by your current donors or revenue.
  • 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.
  • At this time the prize is 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.



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