Bright Dokosi, Linda Andoh, Olufemi Babajide, Anita Boakye, and Alfred Appiah Total Ghana opens applications for the Total Energies Startupper of the year Challenge on November 4th during a session with the press at its office premises. This come after its launch held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Friday, October 29, 2021.
In his address, Mr. Olufemi Babajide, the Managing Director of Total Petroleum Ghana PLC indicated that ‘the registration for the Startupper for the year challenge is open. Following the success of the first two editions, TotalEnergies is re-launching the Startupper of the Year Challenge in 32 countries on the African continent.
During the previous edition in Ghana, Total Petroleum Ghana PLC had rewarded three young entrepreneurs: Eunice Kloe – Project Bidigreen, Naomi Boachie-Yiadom,- WESHEA Growth Project, and Alice Amoako – Autism Aid App.”
He continued that “For this edition, the Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies will support and reward young local entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35, who either have a business creation project or a startup that is under three years old, regardless of the sector of activity.
A local jury made up of experts, people from the world of startups, company managers from local sustainable development players, and managers from Total Ghana will select three winners, namely the "best business creation project"; The "best startup under 3 years old"; The "best female entrepreneur."
As explained for this year, we are not going to have first, second, or third, the three are actually equal and the prize for "best female entrepreneur" is a new feature for this 3rd edition, which aims to firmly encourage female entrepreneurship on the continent.”
Each of the 3 winners will be nominated "Startup of the Year by TotalEnergies" and will receive financial support of GHS70,000 each, personalized coaching, and a media campaign to give their project visibility.
Projects will be evaluated according to three criteria; their response to the challenges of sustainable development; their innovative character; their feasibility and development potential.
Following the nomination of the three winners per country, an international jury will meet to select the three "Grand Winners" for the continent.
Registration will open on November 4th, 2021, and will be accessible directly online at: http://startupper.totalenergies.com. Candidates will then have until December 23rd, 2021 to submit their applications.