($USD 250,000+ Prize for Internet Based Solutions)-Facebook Internet.org Innovation Challenge Africa

($USD 250,000+ Prize for Internet Based Solutions)-Facebook Internet.org Innovation Challenge Africa
The Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa supports
Internet.org’s ultimate vision of a dualized interconnected world. With that in mind, the chief objective 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:

(1) Learning/Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of
technology to inspire and deliver learning

(2) Economic
Apps, websites or
online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of

Five of the ten fastest growing economies in the
world are African countries. The challenge hopes to insure that communities in
these quickly growing economies are well-equipped with internet technologies
for learning and economic empowerment. Internet.org believes that education and
economic empowerment will enable equitable economic growth and development in
these communities.

Please review the Internet.org Innovation Challenge rules
carefully before entering.
 You can Download the PDF
file here  OR  simply
Please send a signed copy of the rules to [email protected] in addition to the application below.

Eligibility Requirements:

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.
(Note: Residents of countries where the United States has trade
restrictions will not be eligible

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).

All entries must be received by May 1, 2016.
Winners will be announced in September 2016.

For More

Visit the
Official Webpage of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge Africa

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2016.