Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jordan DIV:LIVE A Social Enterprise Competition

Call for Applications, DIV:LIVE A Social Enterprise Competition (Focus on MENA Region) 

 This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 

 **Apply by July 24, 2015**

August 26, 2015 Amman, Jordan

 

  Calling all innovators and entrepreneurs! Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) and USAID Jordan Mission’s Jordan Competitiveness Program are hosting a live pitch competition on August 26th in Amman, Jordan. Selected innovators will pitch their development solution to be considered for a grant ranging from $100K to $1,500,000+ USD. This event will include a live audience with other potential investors and relevant stakeholders.
Who is Eligible for the DIV:LIVE Competition
The DIV competition looks for applications from any type of organization (non-profit, for-profit, social enterprise, academic institution, or individual) working in any sector and any country. DIV:LIVE seeks applicants focused, but not limited to, to solutions in Jordan and the MENA region. Applicants should be willing and available to travel to the DIV:LIVE event in Jordan on August 26 for the final round of competition. (Note that travel and accomodation costs are not covered by DIV or USAID).
What will DIV:LIVE Look For
DIV seeks innovations that aims to solve the world’s most intractable development challenges through demonstrated impact and cost-effectiveness. See our portfolio of grantees for more information.
How to Apply and Compete for Funding
Step 1: Review DIV’s call for proposals to assess if your innovation is a good fit for DIV.
Step 2: Complete a brief DIV application by July 24. Competitive applicants may also compile additional information* that best showcases their innovation. Suggestions include:
  • Pitch deck
  • Pro-forma financial statements and/or model
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Product specifications
  • Organization chart
  • Biographies of major personnel and their CVs
  • Theory of change framework/logic model
  • Monitoring and evaluation plan
Step 3: Send this application and any additional materials to DIVapplications@usaid.gov by July 10. Use the subject “DIV:LIVE.”
Step 4: The DIV team will evaluate your application materials based on the criteria outlined in DIV’s call for proposals. The most promising development solutions will be invited to the DIV:LIVE competition on August 26th in Amman, Jordan.
Step 5: If invited to the DIV:LIVE event, you will pitch your solution to a panel of experts. Multiple winners of DIV awards can be selected.

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