Orange teamed up with VC4Africa to set up an online acceleration program for the top ICT entrepreneurs from the 2014 Orange African Social Venture Prize. The programme helped entrepreneurs position themselves for growth and prepare for investment.

The Orange African Social Venture Prize rewards entrepreneurs developing products or services that use ICT in an innovative way to meet the needs of Africans in fields such as health, agriculture, education, energy, industry or trade. Applications for the prize closed in September.

Orange offered a professional and expert coaching not only to the winners but also to the 10 finalists of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. These 10 most promising enterprises from the application pool for the Orange Cohort 2014 received an intensive online acceleration program facilitated by VC4Africa.