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09.06.2013

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What if you become the 2013 Orange social entrepreneur ?

Orange is launching for the third consecutive year, the African social entrepreneur prize permitted Africans to go further in their initiatives.

For 3 years Orange has involve proactively in supporting social business initiatives entailing new technologies of information and communication.

This contest aims to reward projects which launch a new product or a new service that meet the objectives of participation in societal development, innovation and integration of digital technologies in the entrepreneurial spirit.

To participate you just have to visit the website Star Africa, to present your project, to analyze the market and to explain how the project meets the identified needs, the management team, your financial forecasts and finally the assess of the societal and / or environmental impact.

Projects must include the development of their service in at least one country in which Orange is present. The three candidates who meet these criteria and who convince the jury will receive:

  • 1st prize: € 25,000
  • 2nd prize: € 15,000
  • 3rd prize: € 10,000

  • The first prize will be offered by Orange : a patent in the country of deployment.
    Also, specialists in ICT and in creating professional and financing young companies will assist and advise the winners in their development.

    The awards ceremony will take place during AfricaCom Awards organized in Cape Town on November,13 2013.

    Among the members of the jury:

  • Jean-Michel Severino, chairman of "Investisseurs et Partenaires"
  • Denis Champenois, CEO of Innovacom
  • Guibard Denis, Director of Sustainable Development at Orange.

  • This initiative will be an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and become real actors of positive change in their community.

    Tags : contest, social business, Orange, Africa, entrepreneur, social, MicroWorld

    Source : StarAfrica

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