Facebook/Internet.org Innovation Challenge (Over $150,000 USD in Prizes)
Deadline:May 1, 2016
Internet.org Innovation Challenge organized by Facebook is now open for entries. The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa supports Internet.org’s vision of a connected world. To this end, the goal of the Challenge is to recognize individuals and organizations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa. The Challenge will encourage the development of apps, websites and online services that provide real value for people under the following pillars:
- Learning/Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning.
- Economic Empowerment: Apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities.
Entries will be judged based on innovation, impact, scalability and launch-readiness.
Individuals and organizations around the world are eligible to participate so long as their applications, websites or services are designed to meet the needs of the above mentioned categories.
One Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $150,000 USD will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of each of the two categories:
- Learning/Education and Economic Empowerment (2 awards total). Each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive up to $80,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.
- In addition, two Impact Award prizes in the amount of $50,000 USD will be presented to two apps, websites or services designed for each of the two pillars (4 awards total).
How to Apply
Before applying,please review the Internet.org Innovation Challenge rules carefully before entering [Download the PDF]. Please send a signed copy of the rules to firstname.lastname@example.org in addition to the application below.
Apply online here. Be sure to include your project summary
For more information, visit Internet.org Innovation Challenge