- October 10, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Following the success of the first Startupper of the Year Challenge, held in 2015 in more than 30 African countries, Total Nigeria Plc is conducting the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in nearly 40 countries across the continent and 60 worldwide aimed at supporting and rewarding young local entrepreneurs in any business sector with businesses less than two years old.
In a release made available to planet news by Stanley Olisa, for TOTAL Nigeria, 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 in projects that will be assessed based on their Innovative nature, Social and community impact and Feasibility and development potential.
According to the release, each winner will be awarded the “Startupper of the Year by Total” where they will receive financial support of at least N2.6 million, professional coaching and extensive publicity to advertise their project as well as the new Top Female Entrepreneur Special Award in each country being Total’s way of encouraging more women to take part in the 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 and by helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric.
Registration opens online on October 9 at startupper.total.com where candidates will have until November 13 to submit their applications. A grand jury will meet subsequently to select three Grand Winners for the entire continent, from among the first-prize winners in each country.