The new edition of the contest, for the ninth year in a row, is looking for the best business venture projects using technological innovation in the service of the society and/or the environment. If you are an entrepreneur with a project or a project idea to be deployed in one of the 18 participating countries, you can apply to the Orange Social Venture Prize Africa and Middle East, starting today and for the next three months.
There are two contests in one: first, the projects compete for national awards against other projects deployed in the same country; then, the winners compete in an international competition, with a different jury and higher stakes. The three international winners get back home with prizes of 25000, 15000 and €10000. If you are looking for support for your social- and environment-minded project, apply through the registration form.
The new: easier registration, videos
From now on, the registration form first requires you to create an Entrepreneur Club account (to be used only for the contest). You can then fill in the registration form in as many steps as you need, till the end of the registration phase. Click on Preview or Validate to save your current answers to the form questions. Clicking Validate does also send your application to the evaluation process, so save that for the end, although you are still free to modify your application afterwards.
Moreover, this year, the candidates have the option of linking to a short YouTube video pitch of their project. Both Internet users and project evaluators will be able to watch this short (90 seconds max) video on the public page of the application.