“The world has solutions to poverty. Can you distribute them to those in need?” challenges the D-Prize, a competition to design a distribution-based social enterprise. The accelerator program will award 5-15 social entrepreneurs $20,000 to launch a pilot tackling one of the four issues facing people living in poverty: Girls Education, Energy, Governance and Infrastructure, and Global Health. Previous winners include solar lamp and cookstove distributor LiTeAfrica, mobile savings startup Pulse, and HIV education organization Young 1ove. To participate in the 2015 cycle, submit resumes and two-page concepts by December 30th.
D-Prize is dedicated toward expanding access to poverty-alleviation solutions in the developing world. Many solutions to poverty already exist; the challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. We tackle this by challenging social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life-enhancing technologies, and funding early-stage startups that deliver the best results.
Click here to learn more and apply to D-Prize, online at D-Prize.org.