The Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

Having become a benchmark contest, the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (POESAM) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Every year, it rewards the best technological projects with a positive impact in Africa and the Middle East.

The competition is organized in two stages: first national competition in 17 countries; then an international jury chooses the Grand Prix winners.


  • To mark its 10th anniversary, Orange will reward even more start-ups, with the launch of the international women’s prize worth €20,000 and the addition of a “special prize” worth €10,000 specific to this edition. A total of 5 prizes will, therefore, be awarded by the international Grand Prix jury.
  • In addition to an award of up to €25,000, the Grand Prix winners benefit from personalized support from Orange experts, and high media coverage of their project on the continent and beyond.


  • Participation in the competition is open to natural persons aged over 21 years at the date of the initiation of the competition.

DEADLINE: June 5, 2020.
To apply and for more information visit here.

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