Orange has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize . The prize promotes social innovations in support of development that use Information and Communication Technology.
Any entrepreneur aged 21 and above, or a company that has existed for less than three years at the time of the competition, regardless of nationality, can enter the awards free of charge. The projects submitted must have plans to deploy their solution in at least one of the African countries where Orange is present and make innovative use of ICT to improve the living conditions of the people in these countries. Applications should be submitted before September 20, 2013 via the Star Africa portal: http://www.starafrica.com. The top three projects will receive a financial grant of up to € 25,000 (US $ 32,850), as well as a six month tailored mentorship provided by entrepreneurial and ICT experts.