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Fletcher D-Prize 2022 Launch: Poverty Venture Solution Competition


Cabot 702, United States
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 12 – 1pm

The Fletcher D-Prize funds entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions.. . . . The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges like education or agriculture?. . If selected, The Fletcher D-Prize will award you up to $20,000 in cash to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists. For more details, visit:….. . . . During this info session, you'll be inspired by the impact you can have, learn more about the competition from Will Snider, Program Manager at the D-Prize. You'll also brainstorm ideas with fellow students and meet the last winners, Mohit Sahni, F'21 and Nitin Malik, F'20 who won for their venture Resonance Lab in early 2020.  Nitin and Mohit received $13,000 in seed capital from the Fletcher D-Prize to launch their pilot in India. Lastly, you'll hear about all the entrepreneurial resources available to support you on this journey through the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC). . . . .  @ IBGC_Fletcher #IBGCSpeaks #DPrize. . . . For more information, contact Maria Pereira ( . . . . If you had $30,000, how would you fight poverty? . . . . Eight years ago, the Fletcher School/Tufts University and The D-Prize launched a unique social entrepreneurship competition, combining Fletcher’s interdisciplinary, holistic problem solving around the world’s most pressing development issues with D-Prize’s ability to find and fund poverty fighting ventures. Imagine, you can distribute a proven social venture idea, receive valuable feedback from venture capitalists, and win up to $20K in cash with additional $10K in-kind support to start your venture. And you can fulfill your capstone requirement all while doing your summer internship or making it a post Fletcher/Tufts experience that builds your business skills – all while having real world impact.. . . . That’s exactly what’s happening for Mohit and Nitin. They plan to target an addressable market of ~20 million rural customers in four power-deprived states in India over the next five years. They received $13K in pilot seed funding from the Fletcher D-Prize. They also won the Tufts New Ideas Competition, receiving an additional $1K in funding.  Come and hear how they are bringing solar energy access first to Jarkhand, a rural state in eastern India. . . . . Fletcher D-Prize invites all budding Fletcher/Tufts social entrepreneurs like Mohit and Nitin – in any stage of formation – with support from faculty, staff, and alumni to focus your energy and talent on distributing proven poverty solutions. . . . . This could be your summer internship, your capstone, you post Fletcher/Tufts experience to build your business skills. . . . . This could be your way to make real world impact. . .

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