APPLY: Smart Village Off-Grid Energy Innovation Challenge for Early Stage West African Entrepreneurs 2016(USD 5000 Prize)

Technological innovations for providing energy to off-grid communities have started to change the energy access landscape across the world, especially in West Africa. Access to affordable new forms of energy opens doors to a whole range of new social enterprises, where the business delivers a positive social impact for the end user.
This competition seeks to find and support early stage off-grid energy entrepreneurs who are running businesses that generate or can be powered by off-grid energy.


  • Winners will receive free business, legal and financial services and the chance to pitch for up to
    $5000 prize capital.


  • Businesses that generate and supply energy to off-grid communities
  • Low-energy appliances, capable of running with little or no electricity
  •  Mobile-phone-based businesses
  • Innovative methods of food processing or storage, enabled by off-grid energy
  • Education and healthcare businesses made possible by off-grid energy

DEADLINE: November 2016

To apply and for more information visit here

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