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Details

The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet we have found many proven interventions with large delivery gaps. Millions of people still don’t have access to basic poverty-fighting tools. 

Can you design a new business or NGO that delivers a proven poverty intervention at scale? Submit your design for a new organization that solves one of our Distribution Challenges below. We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists. 

Criteria

  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background. The majority of our awardees have not launched nor raised any funding
  • We will consider funding existing organizations only if you are distributing an existing intervention 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

Benefits

  • We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch their new organization wherever extreme poverty exists

About D-Prize

D-Prize increases distribution of the most cost-effective poverty interventions. D-Prize awards startup capital to social entrepreneurs who apply to our Global Competition. Their new ventures grow to serve millions.

Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing to the people who need them most. Our work identifies effective interventions, then recruits entrepreneurs to scale deliver where distribution gaps exist. Our vision is to spark a wave of new social entrepreneurs, all distributing evidence-based interventions at scale: 

  • Increase access to proven life-enhancing technologies in the developing world.
  • Activate talented leaders and social enterprise ideas that otherwise would not start or scale. 
  • Encourage a global dialogue on the importance of leveraging distribution solutions for development.