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2012 Orange African Social Venture Prize Launched

With the collaboration of the CSR divisions of Orange and Innovacom, a venture capital entity, Orange AMEA (Africa, Middle-East, Asia) will launch the African Social Venture Prize to reward three projects or enterprises addressing the needs of the 'bottom of pyramid' market in Africa through technology.

This prize aims at promoting social business projects, targeting the African countries of Orange's footprint, with a large focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and innovation.

Application

The projects presented should use ICTs innovation as a mean for African development with a special focus on African countries of Orange's footprint.

Candidates, regardless of nationality, must be over 21 years old and can either be students or entrepreneurs running their business for less than three years.

Application will be open from May 22nd to September 21st 2012. (11:59 GMT)

Selection

Projects will be shortlisted by a jury, including experts, researchers and professionals in ICTs, innovation and development in Africa. The three winners will receive a financial support (€25K, €15K, €10K) along with a mentoring support to help them develop their activities.

The awards will be delivered during the international congress of telecommunications in Africa, the AfricaCom, on November 14th, 2012 in Cape Town (South Africa).


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