Orange Social Venture Prize Africa & Middle East 2019

Deadline: 30 May 2019
Open to: entrepreneurs over the age of 21 and start-ups operating for less than three years
Benefits: funding of up to 25,000 EUR


The contest aims to reward the best innovative and socially responsible business projects in Africa and the Middle East. This 9th edition unfolds in two phases: first the candidates participate to a national competition, then an international jury gives a grand prize to the best national winners. At both the national and international step, the viewers of this site can vote to add a name to the jury shortlist. Don’t wait anymore, go for it, apply!

The Orange Social Venture Prize aims to promote social innovation by supporting development through information and communication technologies (ICT).

The Prize is awarded to three entrepreneurs or startups created less than three years ago that offer high-tech solutions based on mobiles or the Internet to meet the needs of the poorest populations in Africa and the Middle-East. The Award embodies the Group’s values and commitments in the MEA region.


Entrepreneurs over the age of 21 and start-ups operating for less than three years can qualify for the Prize. There are no nationality requirements. The projects must be implemented in one of the following countries in which Orange operates in Africa and the Middle-East, and listed in the Contest Rules. The eligible countries are: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Botswana, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.


In addition to funding of up to 25,000 EUR, Orange will provide support to the three winners of the Grand Prize for six months from business and telecoms professionals.

  • 1st Grand Prize: EUR 25,000
  • 2nd Grand Prize: EUR 15,000
  • 3rd Grand Prize: EUR 10,000

Orange experts provide the winners with customized digital mentoring and advice. These international awards complete the various prizes delivered locally to national winners.

How to apply?

To enter the contest, you need to fill in the registration form. You need to provide a picture (logo, photo, etc.), the business plan in a PDF file (which will not be published) and a small public description of the project.

 For more information, please visit the official web page.