NYU/D-Prize Social Venture Competition

There are proven ideas to alleviate poverty all across the globe. Can you distribute them to the people most in need?

From vaccines to classroom tools to solar lamps, society has already invented effective interventions to alleviate poverty. But these tools and techniques often fail to reach the people who actually need them. Rather than the next big prototype or innovative technology, this competition seeks innovative ideas to distribute an existing intervention with evidence behind it. Pitch your distribution idea to solve one of the D-Prize challenges already identified, or propose another proven intervention that is failing to reach people who need it. If selected, we will award up to $15,000 to pilot your new venture in a developing region this summer.

The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program and NYU Office of Sustainability are proud to be founding members of The NYU Social Entrepreneurship/D-Prize Global Social Venture Competition Consortium. Cutting-edge universities around the world have joined together to conduct their own intra-school competitions and support their students' efforts to scale sustainable, proven poverty solutions in the developing world. The consortium does more than provide students a chance to launch a world changing venture. It also pools university resources, encourages shared value and curriculum, and multiplies the power of each university. Learn more about the NYU Social Entrepreneurship/D-Prize Social Venture Competition Consortium.

Learn more about eligibility, how to get started, the challenges and the competition timeline.

Questions? Contact socialentrepreneurship@nyu.edu.

NYU/D-Prize Consortium Members 2017-2018

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