Applications are now open for the 14th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize (OSVP) in Africa and the Middle East. This prestigious initiative, established in 2011, aims to foster social innovation and entrepreneurship by providing support and recognition to impactful startup projects.

Promoting Social Impact

Since its inception, the OSVP has been instrumental in rewarding innovative startups leveraging new technologies to address pressing challenges in various sectors, including education, healthcare, e-commerce, agriculture, and environment, across the region.

Application Process

The 14th edition of the prize invites submissions from candidates representing the 17 countries within the Orange footprint in Africa and the Middle East. The application process consists of two stages:

1. National Stage: Candidates have until May to submit their applications. Each of the 17 subsidiaries will select three winners to proceed to the next stage.

2. International Stage: The top 10 finalists will compete for the International Grand Prize, while five finalists will contend for the International Women’s Prize.

Jury Selection

In October, a distinguished jury comprising prominent figures from the tech and entrepreneurship spheres in Africa and the Middle East will evaluate the finalists. The final selection will include three winners of the International Grand Prize and the recipient of the OSVP International Women’s Prize from a pool of 15 projects chosen by Orange Group employees.

Award Details

The winners will receive the following prizes:

- EUR25,000 (US$27,000) for the first prize winner

- EUR15,000 (US$16,000) for the second prize winner

- EUR10,000 (US$11,000) for the third prize winner

- EUR20,000 (US$22,000) for the recipient of the International Women’s Prize

Applications for the 14th Orange Social Venture Prize offer aspiring entrepreneurs across Africa and the Middle East a platform to showcase their innovative solutions for social impact. With the opportunity to receive financial support and international recognition, the OSVP continues to drive positive change and empower visionary changemakers in the region. Apply now to be part of this transformative journey.