D-Prize Distribution Challenge Competition for Entrepreneurs Worldwide 2021 (Win $20,000)

D-Prize Distribution equals Development is inviting applications for the Distribution Challenge Competition for Entrepreneurs Worldwide in 2021.

The mission of the D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world. Many solutions to poverty already exist. The challenge is distributing these solutions to the people who need it most. Their Programmes produce new “distribution entrepreneurs” – social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to millions of people living in extreme poverty.

D-Prize Challenges

  • Girls’ education
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Global health
  • Education
  • Governance and infrastructure
  • Custom

Worth of Award

If selected they will award you up to $20,000 USD to launch a pilot version of your new organization in any region where extreme poverty exists.


  • D-Prize is for aspiring entrepreneurs from anywhere in the world, of any age, and any background.
  • They will consider funding existing organizations only if: you are piloting a new distribution-focused initiative, and you need high-risk capital.
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How to Apply

Visit the website and apply it by Downloading the application packet.

Evaluation Process

  • ROUND 1: Submit your concept note and resume(s).
  • ROUND 2: Top 5% of entrepreneurs are invited to submit a full 10-page proposal. You will have four weeks to submit.
  • FINAL ROUND: Top entrepreneurs interview.  Winners will receive up to $20,000 to launch.
  • LAUNCH: Spend the next three months using your talent to start a venture and help millions of people.

Select a challenge above and be prepared for the following deadlines:

  • Early Submission Deadline: May 16, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Regular Submission Deadline: June 6, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time)

  • Extension Deadline (limited to 200 people who register): June 27, 2021 at midnight PT (pacific time)

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Click here for more details and to apply