Orange has at present referred to as for submissions for the thirteenth version of the Orange Social Enterprise Prize in Africa to assist social innovation and encourage entrepreneurship .
Since 2011, the POESAM prize has been awarded to modern initiatives by start-ups, based mostly on info and communication applied sciences which have a optimistic social influence in Africa and the Center East within the fields of schooling, healthcare, e-commerce, and agriculture, or that contribute to reaching sustainable growth targets.
By this prize, Orange, as a dedicated operator, goals to contribute to the socio-economic growth, assist social and environmental innovation, and encourage entrepreneurship in Africa and the Center East.
The competitors has two levels:
A nationwide stage to gather purposes, between March and Could 2023 in Orange’s 17 subsidiaries in Africa and the Center East. On the finish of this utility section, a jury made up of representatives of the Orange’s start-up ecosystem will meet in every subsidiary to pick out 3 nationwide winners (per subsidiary) who will mechanically qualify for the second section of the competitors, the worldwide stage;
A global stage, the place every subsidiary shall be represented by the initiatives of its 3 winners, which shall be evaluated by an analysis committee made up of Group workers. After their analysis, they may choose 10 finalists. A remaining jury of African tech influencers will choose the three winners of the POESAM Worldwide Grand Prize in October/November 2023. They’ll obtain:
€25,000 for 1st place;
€15,000 for 2nd place;
10,000 for third place.
As equal alternatives are a key side of Orange coverage, the Worldwide Ladies’s Prize shall be awarded for the fourth consecutive 12 months. This prize shall be awarded to a girl who affords a technological answer to enhance the dwelling circumstances of girls (ladies’s independence, job creation or preservation, gender information assortment, digital and monetary inclusion, and many others.). The winner will obtain €20,000.
For the reason that launch of POESAM in 2011, Orange is proud to have awarded round €600,000 in prize cash to over 30 winners and offered funds for greater than 90 entrepreneurs to obtain assist from Orange specialists or its companions. By POESAM, Orange reaffirms its dedication to entrepreneurs making a optimistic influence in Africa and the Center East.