Our annual Orange Social Venture Prize is held in 17 Orange countries in Africa and the Middle East. It rewards start-ups that make a positive social and environmental impact by integrating innovative ICT solutions into their proposition.
Over the past 12 years, almost 12,000 applications have been received, resulting in 36 start-ups winning financial and technical support, and 86 projects coming to life.
Why do we hold the OSVP?
Orange encourages sustainable, responsible, and inclusive socio-economic development, and implements concrete initiatives in close collaboration with the research and innovation community. Our aim is to foster creativity, efficiency, and economic impact.
As key players within this innovation ecosystem, start-ups benefit from many of these programs.
2022: three prize categories and five winners
The 1,300 applications received this year are competing for their chance to win one of five prizes.
International Grand Prix: three overall prizes
- Third: €10,000
- Second: €15,000
- First: €25,000
International Women’s Prize, €20,000 plus 6 to 9 months of business development support awarded to ventures led by women entrepreneurs or with the primary purpose of improving women’s lives.
The “Coup de Cœur” Prize also rewards a special project selected by the jury. Winners receive €10,000 and support from the Group Diversity and Inclusion Department.
Discover the winners…
After months of competition, it’s time to discover the winners of our 12th annual OSVP.
Save the date to follow the Mobile World Congress Africa live on 26 October 2022 at 12:30 pm (GMT+2) on the Better Future Stage and find out the champions who are successfully developing ICT solutions with a positive impact in Africa and the Middle East.