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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?

The NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program and NYU Green Grants 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.

From vaccines to classroom tools to solar lamps, society has already invented effective poverty solutions. But these solutions often fail to reach the people who actually need them. If you are a NYU student with an idea to increase access to a proven poverty solution, this is the opportunity for you. Pitch your idea to solve one of the D-Prize challenges listed here, or propose your own challenge, along with your plan to implement your idea with a new sustainable, scalable social venture. If selected, we will award up to $15,000 to pilot your new venture in a developing region this summer.

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.

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