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.
The 10 finalists within the OSVP International Grand Prix and the winner of the International Women’s Prize will also receive 6-9 months of business development support.
The first phase will take place from June to September. Each application will be assessed according to the rules of the national competitions and up to three winners will be selected in each country.
The international phase will then begin. An evaluation committee of Orange employees will preselect 10 finalists from the national winners.
In October, these 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, from five finalists selected by an evaluation committee made up of Orange’s diversity and inclusion teams.