Total Nigeria Startupper of the Year Challenge for Young Entrepreneurs

Total Nigeria Plc and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria have launched an initiative focused on promoting local content and the entrepreneurial drive of young business people in the country by providing financing support, among others.

Startupper of the year by Total is as a local contest initiated simultaneously by the Total Group in Nigeria and 33 other African countries including Algeria, Angola, Kenya, Cameroon and Ghana.

Total is a leading international oil and gas company and ranks second worldwide in solar energy.

A unique opportunity for Start-Ups!

In Africa as elsewhere, many young people aspire to start their own business and build a brighter future, which is why we’ve created the « Startupper of the year by Total » challenge.

Ideas deserve support, especially great ones. And promising ideas deserve a helping hand.

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IF YOU’RE CURRENTLY PREPARING A BUSINESS PLAN OR ARE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF CREATING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OUR CHALLENGE!

We Want You
Are you under 35 years old? Do you want to create a business or develop one that is less than two years old? Are you a citizen of one of these 34 African countries: Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe?* If so, this challenge is for you!

We’re interested in all your projects, regardless of the type of business or activity, as long as they share the characteristics common to creative start-ups: innovation, competitiveness, growth boosting and job creation.

*The contestant must be a citizen of the country where its application is submitted in order to create or develop its project there. Only one application by contestant is admitted.

TRY YOUR LUCK AND ENTER THE CHALLENGE!
Create a profile here to take part.

Check out the Challenge launch video.

Think Global, Act Local

What challenges need to be tackled where you live? How will your innovative project address them? After you show us how, we’ll support those of you who will inspire, create, invest, hire and produce, all to transform “your” world

1 Kenyan start-up. Agricultural information service by mobile phone.
2 Togolese start-up. 3D printers made from discarded electronics.
3 Cameroonian start-up. Touch screen medical tablet designed to save lives.
4 South African start-up. Alternative learning platform.
5 Nigerian start-up. A mobile tool to help contain Ebola.
6 Senegalese start-up. Country’s first online agricultural stock exchange.

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TERMS
It’s a snap
To enter, create your profile and provide the required information online. To support, justify and illustrate your project, you can attach as many documents as you wish to your application, including:

  • your résumé,
  • your business plan,
  • your financing plan,
  • your partnership strategy,
  • an executive summary,
  • a marketing brochure,
  • your logo,
  • your graphic standards,
  • and/or a photo or video presentation, etc.

 

Selection criteria
Be clear, concise and efficient. Demonstrate your thoroughness, precision, knowledge and desire to be an entrepreneur. In each of the 34 countries, “Startupper of the year by Total” jury will evaluate the innovativeness, boldness and originality of your project, along with its social and economic impact, feasibility, sustainability and potential in terms of growth, development and employment.

To boost your score, don’t overlook anything.

“Startupper of the year by Total” challenge schedule

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