Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Orange African Social Venture Prize

Orange has launched the second edition of its competition that aims to support ICT innovators. The competition dubbed ‘Orange African Social Venture Prize’ is inviting entrepreneurs and SMEs to come up with IT solutions that satisfy daily needs. The 3 top winners will receive cash rewards of (25K, 15K, 10k Euros) and 6 months mentoring by management experts.
Participants are required to be more than 21 years old, can either be students, entrepreneurs, or startup companies in operation since June 2009. The applications are open from 22nd May and close on September 21st 2012. Contact: orange.socialventure(at) for more details.
Out of the 634 projects submitted last year, 55 were from Kenyan innovators. Last year’s event winners include the Uganda’s community based e-commerce platform, Nigeria’s Horticultural Tele-Irrigation and Kachille, an Ivory Coast e-commerce platform for African handicrafts. 

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