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The Orange Social Venture Prize (OSVP) in Africa and the Middle East

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted April 27, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on June 3, 2021
Orange Social Venture Prize logo
Orange Social Venture Prize logo

The Orange Social Venture Prize rewards projects that has been created less than three years ago that offer high-tech solutions based on mobiles or the Internet to meet the needs of the populations in Africa and the Middle-East.

The Award embodies the Group’s values and commitments in the MENA region.

Since 2011, the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East has been part of an approach to detect and support start-ups.

The competition starts with a national phase during which each of the 17 Orange subsidiaries taking part will examine the projects submitted in its country and nominate three winners maximum.

Then there will be a second international phase in which the winners from each country, up to 54 winners in total, will compete before an international panel which will award the OSVP grand prize.

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Are you an entrepreneur with an ICT solution that contributes to the socio-economic development of your country?
If yes, then apply for Orange Social Venture Prize.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Entrepreneurs over the age of 21.
2. No nationality requirements.
3. Legal entity: You have exercised the activity for less than 3 years on 9 March 2021.
4. The projects must be implemented in the countries in which Orange operates in Africa and the Middle-East.
5. The eligible countries are: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tunisia.

For the International Grand Prix, awards are as follows:
• 1st prize: €25,000 (twenty-five thousand euro)
• 2nd prize: €15,000 (fifteen thousand euro)
• 3rd prize: €10,000 (ten thousand euro).

For the International Women’s Prize, the is an amount of €20,000 (twenty thousand euro) funded by the Group Diversity and Inclusion Department.

The deadline for submission of applications is 04 June 2021 at 21:00 GMT.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 27
Apr 27

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you, in order to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resources section!
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Apr 30
Apr 30

Thanks, Ana.