Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019 competition is now open. The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East.
For the ninth year in a role, the new edition of the contest is looking for the best business venture projects using technological innovation in the service of the society and/or the environment. Entrepreneurs with a project or a project idea to be deployed in one of the 18 participating countries, can apply.

This year’s edition unfolds in two phases, first, the candidates participate in a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist.


  • 1st Grand Prize: €25,000
  • 2nd Grand Prize: €15,000
  • 3rd Grand Prize: €10,000

Orange experts provide the winners with customised digital mentoring and advice. These international awards complete the various prizes delivered locally to national winners.


  • The competition is open to any one of the age of 21 and above
  • The Project must concern a territory or a geographical market containing at least one
    country from the African continent and the Middle-East region in which the Orange group is present. The countries concerned are Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Liberia, the  Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leonne and Tunisia.
  • The Project must involve information and communications technologies and have a societal impact.


Applicants must fill in the entry form presented online as part of the file submission procedure. Additionally, applicants will have to validate both the international rules and national rules to validate their submission. International and national rules are accessible and can be downloaded on the website. Application closes by Friday, May 31, 2019.

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