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D-Prize 2020/2021 Challenge Prize for Social Entrepreneurs to fight poverty ($20,000 USD)

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight
PT (pacific time)

D-Prize supports new entrepreneurs who can distribute proven poverty interventions.

The world has already invented products and services to end poverty. Yet millions of people still don’t have access. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

We will award the most promising teams with up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization wherever extreme poverty exists.


Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:

  • The Global Competition launches on April 20th, 2020.
  • Early Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 22nd, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline: July 13, 2020 at midnight PT (pacific time)



Submit your concept note and resume(s).  We generally receive 1000 submissions a competition.


Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have  four weeks to draft and submit.


Top entrepreneurs interview via phone and email.  The top 1-2% will receive up to $20,000 to launch.


You will spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture that can grow and help millions of people.


D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.

We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.


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