D-Prize Challenge: $20,000 for Social Entrepreneurs to Fight Poverty

Deadline: November 30, 2013

If you were awarded $20,000, how would you fight poverty? D-Prize is a call to the world’s brightest social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Submit your idea to start a new distribution initiative in one of their six challenge areas below. D-Prize is dedicated toward expanding access to poverty-alleviation solutions in the developing world. Many solutions to poverty already exist; the challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most.

Challenge Areas


If selected, you will be awarded $10,000-$20,000 to pilot your idea over a three-month trial period, and connect you with mentorship from already successful social entrepreneurs. D-Prize will fund a total of 5-15 social entrepreneurs. If your pilot is successful, they will help you to launch your work and attract significant support.

Judging Criteria

(1) Potential for impact and scalability of the venture,
(2) Passion and potential for candidate’s success

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