Total launches 2018 Startupper Challenge

Business News of Saturday, 13 October 2018

Source: citibusinessnews.com

2018-10-13

55 countries are participating in this year’s challenge

Total Ghana has launched the Startupper of the year challenge 2018.

The contest, seeks to unearth and support young and budding entrepreneurs with financial packages as well as coaching programmes.

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge will support and reward young local entrepreneurs in any business sector with a project or business less than two years old.

In each participating African country, a local jury comprised of experts from Total, specialists from incubators and accelerators, business leaders and local community stakeholders will select three winners.

The projects will be assessed based on their Innovative nature, Social and community impact as well as the Feasibility and development potential.

Managing Director of Total, Eric Fanchini said Total Petroleum Ghana will continue to spearhead projects such as the Total Startupper to help build the nation and improve the lives of people.

According to him, “Winners will be awarded the “Startupper of the Year by Total” label and receive financial support of Ghc180,000 in total, plus professional coaching and extensive publicity to advertise their project”.

He adds that “More than just a business challenge, the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge also reaffirms Total’s commitment to capacity building in the countries where it operates, worldwide. By helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric”.

This year, 55 countries are participating.

In addition to the three ultimate winners, total will select the Top Female Entrepreneur.

This is to give women entrepreneurs an extra push as it is aligned with other Total Initiatives for women.

Total is a global integrated energy solar producer and provider and one of the leading international oil and gas company.

Registration opens on October 9 at http://startupper.total.com/.

Candidates will have until November 13 to submit their applications.

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