Applications Invited For D-Prize Funds From New Entrepreneurs To Solve Distribution Challenges

Last Date - 12 May, 2019


D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world. Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most.

D-Prize programs produce new "distribution entrepreneurs" - social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to millions of people living in extreme poverty.


  • Significantly increase access to life-enhancing technologies in the developing world – and prove an impact in a measurable way.

  • Encourage young entrepreneurs to focus their talent on the developing world, pilot new solutions to distribution problems, and launch new social ventures.

  • Encourage a global dialogue on the importance of leveraging distribution solutions for development. D-Prize believes the path to development is through solving distribution.

About the Grant:

D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.

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 D-prize will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.

D-Prize Challenges:

  • Girls' Education

  • Agriculture

  • Energy

  • Global Health

  • Education

  • Governance And Infrastructure

  • Custom

Evaluation Process:

Round 1:

  • Submit your concept note and resume(s).

Round 2:

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

Final Round:

  • Top entrepreneurs interview. Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.


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


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

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

Application Timeline:

  • Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:

  • The Global Competition launches on March 31st, 2019.

  • Early Submission Deadline: May 12th, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 2nd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Extension Deadline (limited to 400 people who register): June 23rd, 2019 at midnight PT (pacific time)

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