Orange Group wishes to act proactively by supporting social business initiatives associating New Information and Communications Technologies in Africa and the Middle East. As such, Orange Group has decided to launch a “social venture” competition which will reward projects to launch a new product or a new service which meets the triple objective of participation in societal development, the development of an innovative offering and the integration of digital technologies in the entrepreneurial dynamic.

This Competition consists, for the Participants, in submitting on the website (hereinafter the “Site”) their projects (hereinafter the “Project”) in accordance with the instructions laid down in these rules (hereinafter the “Rules” or “Regulation(s)”).

National competition: Each project submitted will participate in the national competition of its country of origin (the country is identified by the participant when the project is submitted on the Site). Each country organizes a national jury that nominates up to three (3) national winners.

International competition: These three (3) national winners will participate automatically, without the need to redeposit their respective project, at the Grand Prix (Orange MEA Competition) and the grand jury designates the 3 grand prize winners of the Grand Prix Orange Social Venture Prize Africa / Middle East. Failure to comply with the conditions of participation set out in the Rules will invalidate the participation.

Eligibility criteria

Participation in the Competition is open to natural persons aged over 21 years at the date of the initiation of the Competition mentioned in article 3 of the Rules and to legal persons able to prove that they have exercised their activity for less than three (3) years on the day the Competition is initiated with access to the Internet and having an e-mail address (hereinafter the “Participant”/the “Participants”).

The Competition is accessible only via the Internet at the following link: The Project must concern a territory or a geographical market containing at least one country from the African continent and the Middle-East region in which the Orange group is present. The countries concerned are: Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Sierra Leonne and Tunisia. The Project must involve Information and Communications Technologies and have a societal impact.


For the international Grand-Prix awards are the following:
1st prize: the payment of an amount of € 25,000 (twenty-five thousand euros);
2nd prize: the payment of an amount of € 15,000 (fifteen thousand euros);
3rd prize: the payment of an amount of € 10,000 (ten thousand euros);
One women award: the payment of an amount of € 20,000 (twenty thousand euros)
One 10th year special award: the payment of an amount of 10,000 (ten thousand euros)


Deadline: 5 June, 2020