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Orange Social Venture Prize

Contest Rules "Orange social venture prize" Egypt


Participation in the Competition is open to natural persons aged over 21 years at the date of the initiation of the Competition mentioned in article 2 of the Regulations and to legal persons able to prove that they have exercised their activity for less than three (3) years on the day the Competition is initiated with access to the Internet and having an e-mail address.

Excluded from the competition participation are:

  • Natural persons of less than 21 years
  • Legal persons who have exercised their activity for over three years on the day on which the Competition is initiated
  • Persons having conceded rights to their Project
  • Persons having collaborated directly in the organisation of the Competition (such as personnel of the Orange group belonging to the CSR MEA and Partnerships departments, the members of the subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle-East participating in the organisation of the Prize and Innovacom personnel)
  • The professionals of the national juries as well as the jury members of the international Grand Prix and their families
  • Natural or legal person without personal bank account

Participation conditions:

The Competition is accessible only via the Internet.
The Project must concern a territory or a geographical market containing at least one country from the African continent and the Middle-East region in which the Orange group is present. The countries concerned are: Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Niger, Liberia, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan, Liberia and Burkina-Faso.

The Project must involve Information and Communications Technologies and have a societal impact.

Composition of the entry file:

Candidates must fill in and send, via the Site, the following two documents within the deadlines stipulated. These two documents will be the only documents consulted by the jury during the pre-selection phase and must be written in English or French.

  1. Entry form
    • It is available on line and should be filled in directly on the Site
    • Asterisked fields must be filled in to validate the entry.
  2. Entry file relative to the Project
    • The format authorised is that of a file in PDF format of 10 Mb maximum.
    • Important: The name of the said file must be strictly identical to the name of the project mentioned in the first field of the entry form.
    • The elements for constituting the Project File are the following:
      1. Summary presentation of the Project: between 1000 and 2000 characters
      2. Analysis of the market
      3. Identification of the market opportunity
      4. Presentation of the product/service proposed
      5. Information about the management team
      6. Financial forecasts
      7. Evaluation of the societal impact

Stages of participation in the Competition:

  1. From March 1st 2018 at 09:00am GMT to May 31st 2018 at 9:00pm GMT:
    • The Participants will submit the File on the site
    • The Participants must also fill in the entry form presented on line as part of the File submission procedure.
    • The participants will have to validate the International Rules and the national rules to validate his submission. International and national rules are accessible and can be downloaded on the web Site.
  2. From June 1st 2018 to September 2018:
    • Each participating Orange affiliate listed above, or its designated partner, will examine the different projects submitted and will pre-select Projects (as defined in the Article 6, “the Pre-selection”). The preselected projects will eventually be interviewed, as applicable (face-to-face, by telephone or videoconference) by Orange partner, members of the jury or Orange affiliate members or will be asked to pitch their project physically in front of the national jury to foster different aspects of their Project.
    • Selection from the national juries should be made in September 2018 and the 3 national winners of each country communicated to the Organising company corporate entity before end of September 2018.
  3. From September 2018 to November 2018:
    • The Organising Company will examine all the national winners Projects submitted by Orange affiliates and following national juries decisions, and will pre-select Projects. The shortlisted projects will eventually be interviewed, as applicable (face-to-face, by telephone or videoconference) by Orange partner, or Orange corporate members.
    • The International Grand Jury decision will be made during October 2018 to choose the three (3) international prize-winners.
    • In November 2018 the Organising Company will publicly announce the three (3) winning international Grand-Prix Projects and give the prize at the AfricaCom Awards ceremony to the three (3) invited Grand Prix winners.


For the international Grand-Prix awards are the following:

  • 1st prize: the payment of an amount of € 25,000 (twenty-five thousand euros).
  • 2nd prize: the payment of an amount of € 15,000 (fifteen thousand euros)
  • 3rd prize: the payment of an amount of € 10,000 (ten thousand euros).

Furthermore, accompaniment will be proposed to the 3 international Grand-Prix winners in the form of monthly telephone meetings during which the winners will present a progress report. They will thus benefit from advice given by young company creation and financing professionals. This accompaniment will be proposed to the 3 international Grand-Prix winners during the six (6) months following attribution of the awards.

For the national prize, Orange Egypt will grant the local winners tables (1 tablet\winning team).