Seed Funding for New Development Ventures
D-Prize is an organization which funds new social ventures in the developing world. They believe the world has already discovered effective technologies to eradicate poverty, but those solutions have yet to be distributed to millions. Examples include effective education, energy solutions, health practices, and more. They are offering up to $20,000 to entrepreneurs who can launch a new organization that expands access to a proven poverty solution. 5-15 winning ventures will be awarded seed capital to launch a pilot in Africa, India, or any other developing region. Winners also receive mentorship from successful practitioners, such as Kiva president Premal Shah and Sanergy co-founder Ani Vallabhaneni.
Challenges, an application packet, and profiles of past winners can be found at www.d-prize.org.
Proposals are welcome until the deadline on November 30.
If you have an idea and are looking for a team to work on the project with you, or if you are interested in developing a proposal from scratch with like-minded individuals, reach out to LIDS at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25th.