Orange has extended the deadline for submitting projects for the Orange African Social Venture Prize by two weeks until 30 September.
The prize will be awarded to three entrepreneurs or start-ups that offer solutions based on mobile networks or IT systems that are designed to address various social and welfare issues faced by Africans across the continent.
Projects may range from banking or payment services to applications in essential areas such as healthcare, education and agriculture. In addition to the prestige of winning the award, Orange is committed to financially supporting and offering expert assistance to the winning entrepreneurs or start-ups.
The three prize winners will receive an endowment of between EUR 10,000 and 25,000, and will benefit from six months of support from management and ICT experts at Orange.
The operator has also announced that the award will be part of the AfricaCom awards, with the prize giving to take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 9 November.