Three startups have been named the winners of the seventh Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize in Africa and the Middle East, sharing EUR40,000 (US$46,570) among them, and receiving six months business support. Disrupt Africa reported in March applications opened to the Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize, seeking innovators improve the living conditions of local people through tech, in fields such as education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable development. The startup received a EUR25,000 (US$29,110) bursary. In addition to the cash prizes, all the 49 finalists received six months’ business support from Orange experts and Grow Movement. A special content prize was also awarded to Cameroon’s Génie Edu, which supports learners with affordable educational video content.
Source: The North Africa Journal November 14, 2017 07:52 UTC