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For Applicants

The Fletcher D-Prize is a three-round competition. Submissions for for-profit, nonprofit, and other business models are all welcome. Winners will be awarded between $10,000 and $20,000, offered as a grant. There is an option to convert to equity if the venture is a for-profit and reaches Series A funding.

Dates are subject to change 

   

First Round Second Round  Final Round
Submission Deadline December 1, 2014 (11:59pm EST) January 27, 2015 (11:59pm EST)
 February 9 – March 16, 2015
Required Materials
- Application form
- Concept note of your social venture two pages in length
- Resume for each team member

- Executive summary of plan
- Full social venture plan of roughly 10 pages, including budget, milestones, and operational model
-A candidate statement

 - Interviews with the judges including a pitch of the venture
- Judges may request additional information on the venture, letters of recommendation, or other data.

Judging Criteria
- Potential for impact and scalability of the venture

- Passion and potential for candidate's success


- Projected impact of the venture on the developing world

- Feasibility of post-competition success
 - Projected impact of the venture on the developing world

- Feasibility of post-competition success
Notification Contestants selected for the Second Round will be notified by December 22. Contestants invited to participate in the Final Round will be notified by February 19.  The winner will be notified by April 1