Published on 18 October 2023

And the winners of OSVP 2023 are...

The five winning start-ups of the 13th Orange Social Venture Prize (POESAM) were unveiled on 18 October 2023 at the Mobile World Congress Africa, which took place from 17 to 19 October 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda.
The award ceremony was hosted by Élizabeth Tchoungui, Executive Vice President, CSR, Diversity and Philanthropy for the Orange Group and Jérôme Hénique, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa.
The winners received funding from €10,000 to €25,000 as well as ongoing business support to develop their ICT solutions, which all promote a positive social and environmental impact.

International Women’s Prize:

Photo du gagnant du prix féminin de Poesam

Winner: Bionic Soul - Tunisia
Promoter: Nada GHAMMEM

Reward: €20,000 

Bionic soul manufactures and markets bionic, smart, custom-made prostheses at affordable prices for amputees.

Jury’s Choice Award:

Photo du prix du coup de coeur de Poesam

Awarded exceptionally this year and for the second time in 12 editions:
Jury’s Choice Award: Services for Aged - Cameroon
Promoter: Olivia KAMG

Reward: €10,000  

Services for Aged provides health, hygiene, and care services for elderly people at home in rural areas.

International Grand Prix:

Photo des gagnants du prix Poesam Adinkra Jeunesse

Winner: Adinkra Jeunesse - Cameroon
Promoter: Armelle TOUKO

Reward: €20,000  

Adinkra specializes in African children’s e-books with characters conveying local cultures and telling the story of Africa.


Photo du deuxième prix Poesam Egrobots

2nd prize: Egrobots - Egypt
Promoter: Akhlad ALABHA

Reward: €15,000  

Egrobots offers farmers a digital solution (robots + AI-enabled analyses) to optimize their agricultural business.  


Photo du troisème prix Smart WTI

3rd prize: Smart WTI - Jordan
Promoter: Heba ASAA

Reward: €10,000  

Smart WTI develops smart water management solutions using IoT/AI technology to help businesses and communities effectively manage their consumption, reduce waste, and improve water quality.




International Grand Prix 2023: our 12 finalists

Adinkra Youth
E-books, children’s literature

Composting, connectivity, anti-waste

Thematic dictations, autonomy, learning
(Côte d'Ivoire)

E-agri, robots, optimization

HealthCare Kobika
Digital neonatal incubators, phototherapy, health
(DR Congo)

Inclusiv Academy 
Vocational training center, employability  

Ipachi Mobile
Artificial Intelligence, financial reporting, credit

Jusoor Labs
Virtual experiments, 3D, education

Laafi monitor
Supply monitoring, real-time data, pharmaceuticals
(Burkina Faso)

Platform for secure transport, motorcycle taxis
(Republic of Guinea)

Nkwa Tech
Accessible savings, online plans, unbanked

Smart WTI
IoT/AI water management, efficiency, waste reduction

International Women’s Prize 2023: our 5 finalists

Bionic Soul
Custom-made bionic prosthesis for amputees with personalized follow-up throughout the process

Inclusiv academy
Vocational training center and support with career development opportunities

IOT plant monitoring device
IoT plant monitoring, resource optimization, and food safety
(Sierra Leone)

Services for Aged
A platform to connect providers of home health in rural communities

Smart WTI
IoT/AI water management and waste reduction