As the first edition was a great success, Orange is proud to launch the second edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize.
The project aims at promoting social innovation for development, thanks to information and communication technologies, through financial and management support to new businesses.
Rewarding ventures using technology for development purposes
The African Social Venture Prize will reward for the second time three projects or enterprises addressing needs of the ‘bottom of pyramid’ market in Africa through technology. The digital projects range from e-health and mobile banking to digital and mobile applications for education or agriculture. They therefore represent huge opportunities for social development.
An initiative part of a larger Innovation strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility policy
Orange has commercial operations in 18 countries in Africa. This project is at the crossroads of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy and its Innovation strategy. By promoting social ventures, Orange aims at raising awareness about the role that Information and Communication Technologies can play in development.
Please enter by visiting the dedicated entry website here.
The entry deadline is 12.00GMT at 1st October 2012.
The 3 winners will receive a financial grant (25K€, 15K€, 10K€) and will also benefit from a 6-month mentoring by management experts.
1st: Teleirrigation (Niger)
2nd: AgaSha (Uganda)
3rd: Kachile (Ivory Coast)