D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs with proven poverty interventions.

D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.
Competition Is LIVE! Download an Application Packet

The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below?

If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

D-Prize Challenges

+ Energy
+ Global Health
+ Education
+ Governance and Infrastructure
+ Custom



D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.

We will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.

Submission deadline for early decision round: July 30, 2017 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
Regular submission deadline: August 20, 2017 at midnight PT


Submit your concept note and resume(s). There is an early, regular, and limited extended deadline.


Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.


Top entrepreneurs interview. Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch. Final decisions expected by December.


Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and help millions of people.

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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. 
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