startupper of the year challenge

Total Energies Startupper of the Year Challenge

The startupper of the year challenge by TotalEnergies is a program that aims to provide funding, resources, mentorship and training support to young and innovative African startups. The startupper challenge is back for it’s 3rd edition and is open to startups from 32 African countries targeting founders from the ages of 18 and 35.

All business creation’s project holders and young innovative startups with a positive impact on their communities and the planet can participate!

Are you a pioneer with a project or a startup that can make a difference in your country?, then this Startupper challenge is for you

Rewards and Benefits

  • Financial Support
  • Media visibility
  • Coaching

Only startups founders and innovators from the following African countries are eligible to apply:

North Africa: Algeria Egypt Morocco Mauritania & Tunisia

West Africa: Ivory Coast Ghana Guinea Nigeria Senegal & Togo

Central Africa: Cameroon Gabon Equatorial Guinea Democratic Republic of the Congo & Republic of the Congo

  • East Africa
    • Ethiopia
    • Eritrea
    • Kenya
    • Reunion Island-Mayotte Island
    • Madagascar
    • Uganda
    • Tanzania
  • Southern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Angola
    • Botswana
    • Eswatini
    • Malawi
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

Application Categories

  • Business Creation Project
  • Startup Under 3 Years

If you have an idea or a project in mind: you will apply in the category “business creation project”

If you have a company registered that is less than 3 years ago: you will apply in the category “startup under 3 years”

The best female entrepreneur will apply in one of the two categories. She will be able to receive a maximum of 2 prizes: a prize in her category, and the prize for the best female entrepreneur. The latter is determined according to her personality and her background.

3 prizes will be awarded in each country to:

  • The best business creation project
  • The best startup under 3 years old
  • The best female entrepreneur

In 2015, the United Nations and its Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which forge a reference framework for 2030 to address the global challenges of poverty, environmental protection, peace and prosperity. TotalEnergies committed in 2016 to help achieve the SDGs and to structure its responsible development approach and make a significant contribution to this collective effort. Thus, aware of the importance of these issues, your project or startup should meet one or more of these objectives.

  • Sustainable Development
  • Innovation
  • Project feasibility

How to Apply

You have until the 23rd of December 2021 to apply

Visit the Startupper challenge official page to apply

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