D-Prize Challenge 2019 Prize for Social Entrepreneurs to fight Poverty ($USD 20,000)


D-Prize is exclusively interested in ventures that will scale distribution of an already proven

poverty intervention in the developing world. We do not fund prototypes of promising new



  • D-Prize challenges are open to anyone or any teams. The sole restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant.
  • D-Prize is also open to any business model (for profit, non-profit, and everything in between).
  • All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible grant.
  • Up to 25 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards, regardless of which challenge track was selected.

Submission Policies

? Proposals must be submitted following the instructions in this packet.

? Extra material outside of the proposal will not be considered.

? Revisions to proposals after submission will also not be considered.

? Only one proposal per person or partnership will be considered.

? Proposals must be written in English.

Round 1

First Round proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, using the following deadlines. We

strive to send decisions out within three weeks. Judges may request additional information

via email before making a decision.

? Early decision deadline: October 14, 2018 at midnight PT (Pacific Time). Early decision

proposals are more likely to advance to the next round, and will have additional time on

for the full proposal.

? Regular deadline: November 4, 2018 at midnight PT.

? Extension deadline : November 25, 2018 at midnight PT. Extensions are limited to the

Final Round

  • Entrepreneurs invited to the Final Round will interview with judges over email and on the phone. Depending on the promise and cost-effectiveness of a proposal, judges may award up to $20,000 in funding.
  • The average D-Prize award size is $12,000.

Piloting Winning Ventures

  • Besides direct funding, D-Prize can assist in helping your venture attract future funding if the pilot proves successful. We will also provide you access to the D-Prize network of past winners, and will do our best to support you in other ways.

Application Deadline: November 25, 2018 at midnight PT.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the D-Prize Challenge 2019