Key Dates

Date Event
Mar – April 2015 Submissions open for energy access business ideas to benefit off-grid rural communities.  Submissions closed 17th April 2015.
April – May 2015 Finalists selected and notified.  Semifinalists will be interviewed in late April or early May.
Jul – Aug 2015 Eight-week business development training with CDI in Dar es Salaam
Aug 2015 Finalists pitch to final judging panel, including members from E.ON, GVEP, Practical Action, COSTECH and the Tanzania REA. Winners chosen and announced in late August 2015.
Sep 2015  Winners receive 90% of seed capital to progress their project
Aug 2016 Winners receive remaining 10% of prize money pending submission of a report on how their efforts progressed over the year since winning the award and presenting to the 2016 CDI entrepreneurship participants