An undeniable catalyst for progress, technological innovation can only reach its full potential if it is supported by a solid, viable business proposition that meets current and future social and environmental needs.

As well as encouraging innovation, Orange also rewards the positive entrepreneurial spirit of dynamic start-ups within the framework of its Social Venture Prize. Since 2011 this International Grand Prix competition has welcomed start-ups from 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East. It identifies, rewards, and supports business propositions that make a positive social and environmental impact.

To encourage sustainable, responsible, and inclusive development, the International Women’s Prize was introduced in 2020, promoting business ventures led by women entrepreneurs.


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

The 10 finalists within the OSVP International Grand Prix and the winner of the International Women’s Prize will also receive 6 to 9 months of business development support.

International Women’s PrizeWinner: €20,000


Candidates must:

  • Be 21 years and over
  • Present a social entrepreneurship project based on NICT (New Information and Communication Technologies)
  • The candidates must present a project that involves at least one of the 17 countries

Selection Process

Key stages: 

2024 National phase

  • From  March 18 to May 26: Applications are open
  • From May 27 to August 30: Assessment and nomination of national candidates

Each application will be assessed according to the rules of the national competitions and up to three winners will be selected in each country.

2024 International phase

  • From September 2 to 26: Assessment and nomination of international candidates
  • End of October: Ceremony

The finalists will be evaluated by a grand jury of influential representatives from the African tech world, who will choose the three overall winners of the International Grand Prix. This jury will also be responsible for choosing the winner of the International Women’s Prize.

Application Documents

Preparing the documents to complete your registration

1/ Project logo: the graphic representation of your project or company.

This is not mandatory, but we recommend you provide a logo that is easy to identify to help you stand out. 

Required format:

  • 150x150px
  • 200 KB max

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

Before you register, you’ll first need to create an account and provide:

  • Your first name/last name
  • Your address
  • Your email address
  • Your company’s email address
  • Your phone number (optional).

You’ll receive a password by email which you can later change in your account. Once you’ve created your account, you will no longer be able to change your name, surname, or email address.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: May 26, 2024.