$20k To Pilot Your Startup Idea

D-Prize Challenge for entrepreneurs

D-Prize Challenge for entrepreneurs

D-Prize Challenge for entrepreneurs

D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and of any background. You must be an ambitious leader ready to grow your company/NGO for years to come.

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.


Submit a resume and concept note by Dec 15 (early deadline), Dec 29 (regular deadline), or Jan 8 (limited extension). Early submissions encouraged.


The top 5% of entrepreneurs will be invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. Full plans are due within four weeks of being invited to submit.


The top entrepreneurs will interview with judges. Winners will receive up to $20,000, mentorship, and other support as you launch.


Launch your pilot. Spend the next three months using all of your talent to start a venture to help millions of people.


  1. Significantly increase access to life-enhancing technologies in the developing world – and prove an impact in a measurable way.
  2. Encourage young entrepreneurs to focus their talent on the developing world, pilot new solutions to distribution problems, and launch new social ventures.
  3. Encourage a global dialogue on the importance of leveraging distribution solutions for development. We believe the path to development is through solving distribution.

Official Link: http://www.d-prize.org/#challenges

Deadline: 8 January, 2017

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