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Over 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa use kerosene lanterns to light their homes. D-Prize Solar Energy Challenge 2020/2021 in Sub Saharan Africa application is open if you can create solar lamps.
Solar lights are needed in rural or slum-dwelling households. Can you produce pico solar lamps that are cheaper, cleaner, for cost savings, and increase household incomes by 30%. Then turn it to an opportunity to receive D-Prize $20,000 solar oxygen award as a social enterprise that distributes off-the-shelf pico solar lamps to underserved markets.
The application for the D-Prize Solar Energy Challenge 2020 end by October 18, 2020 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
About D-Prize Solar Energy Challenge 2020
Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most as D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world.
Our 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.
Successful selected applicants will receive
D-Prize will award up to $20,000 to help teams launch an initial three-month pilot of this idea.
Consider funding existing organizations, if they are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high risk capital.
Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture that can grow and help millions of people.
D-Prize Solar Energy Challenge 2020 Requirements
Interested in the Solar Energy Challenge by D-Prize
D-Prize is also open to anyone or any teams. any business model (for profit, non-profit). The only restriction is that individuals and their immediate family on the judging panel may not participate as a contestant in the challenge.
Have enormous ambition, and can imagine yourself as a successful entrepreneur.
Ready to launch your new venture, and – if a pilot proves successful – you are excited to grow it into a world changing organization.
If you are still a student or have existing commitments, you should have a clear idea how to transition into a full-time founder.
Up to 20 of the most promising proposals will be selected for funding awards
All winners will be awarded up to $20,000. The award is offered in the form of a convertible
Submit your concept note and resume(s).
Will receive invitation as entrepreneurs to submit a full 10 page proposal. You will have four weeks period to draft and submit any proposal.
How To Apply For D-Prize Solar Energy Challenge 2020
Note: Applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements and that do not include all required attachments and supporting documents will be disqualified
Applicants need to download Solar Energy Challenge 2020 pack online and start application.
Do ensure to read the application guidelines and rules carefully before beginning or submitting the application.
Early decision round: October 18, 2020 at midnight PT (Pacific Time)
Regular submission: November 8, 2020 at midnight PT
Extension deadline (limited to people who register): November 29, 2020 midnight PT
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