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Orange Social Venture Prize

Hurry up and join Orange social venture prize 2017

In effort to support innovation and promote the use of digital technologies; Orange Egypt launches the challenge to encourage young entrepreneurs to submit their projects and get the chance to win local and international prizes.

To participate:

  • Should be student, employee, Developer, or Entrepreneur
  • Should be Over 21 years old
  • The project based on new technologies
  • Have a social entrepreneurship project in Africa/ Middle East
  • About to create a startup, Or if it is already a startup that requires increased efficiency

The Challenge Process:

  • Projects submission from 28 February 2017 Until 06 June 2017 (9:00PM. GMT)
  • Projects filtration and selection will take place locally by Orange Egypt
  • 3 winning projects will be selected by an esteemed Jury by mid Sept.2017 and they will be granted with:
    Incubation period with Injaz Egypt,
    High end devices, and
    Orange APIs service.
  • Finally, The best selected 3 projects will be submitted to the second level to join the winners from Africa and Middle East to get the chance to win the Orange social venture grand prize Euro 25,000, Euro 15,000 or Euro 10,000 in addition to benefit from six months of mentoring by a management expert

About the Orange Entrepreneur Club:

It's a platform for startups that We offer support programs and services at every moment of the life of your project wether it is still an idea, it has already resulted in the creation of a startup, or your startup already mature requires increased efficiency. We offer exchange platforms, facilitate access to our networks and services through API (Application Programming Interface), create acceleration mechanisms or specific incubation media for the financing and management.

Contest Rules "Orange social venture prize" Egypt

Participation:

Participation in the Competition is open to People aged over 21 years at the date of the initiation of the Competition mentioned in article 2 of the Regulations and to legal persons who are 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 organization of the Competition (such as personnel of Orange group belonging to the CSR MEA and Partnerships departments, the members of the subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle-East participating in the organization 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, Mauritius, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Liberia, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Tunisia, Jordan, Liberia, 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 authorized 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 February 28th 2017 at 09:00am GMT to June 6th 2017 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 7th 2017 00:00am GMT to September 12th 2017 at 00:00am GMT:
    • Each participating Orange affiliate listed above, or its designated partner, will examine the different projects submitted and will pre-select the shortlisted ones. The shortlisted 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
    • Decisions from the national juries should be made and the 3 national winners of each country communicated to the Organizing company corporate entity before end of September 2017
  3. From September 13th 2017 to November 2017
    • The Organizing 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 2017 to choose the three (3) international prize-winners
    • November, 8th 2017 the Organizing 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

Awards

The awards will be broken down as follows:

Orange EG Local Prize for the top three winners equally:

  • Incubation period with Injaz Egypt
  • High end devices
  • Orange APIs service (Application Programming Interface)

Orange Group Grand-Prix Awards:

  • 1st prize: the payment of € 25,000
  • 2nd prize: the payment of an amount of € 15,000
  • 3rd prize: the payment of an amount of € 10,000
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