The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not properly distributed at mass-scale.

D-Prize Challenge in its second edition is giving an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs around the world who have a poverty-driven intervention to apply for $20,000 grant in any region where poverty is extreme.

D-Prize Challenge Categories

Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

  • Education
  • Governance and infrastructure
  • Global health
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Girls education
  • Custom


  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background
  • D-prize will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high-risk capital
  • Open to every business model (for-profit and nonprofit)


  • All winners will be awarded up to $20,000
  • Up to 25 of the most promising proposal will be selected for D-Prize funding awards
  • irrespective of which challenge was selected


  • The proposal must be written in English
  • The proposal must be submitted following the instruction on this packet
  • Any extra material out of the proposal will not be considered
  • Only one  proposal per person or partnership will be considered

How to apply

If you are ready to launch a social venture that will impact a sizable number of lives apply now through the website and get prepared for the following deadlines:

  • The Global Competition launches on September 4th, 2018
  • Early Submission Deadline: October 14th, 2018 at midnight PT (Pacific time)
  • Regular Submission Deadline: November 4th, 2018 at midnight PT (Pacific time)
  • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register): November 25th, 2018 at midnight PT (Pacific time)

  • Featured Image Credit: Africa Leadership

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