Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies (Edition 4)

Deadline Date: June 18, 2024

 Donor Name: TotalEnergies

 Grant Size: Not Available

Are you a young entrepreneur between 18 and 35 years old? Do you have a startup less than 3 years old or a project/idea that you care about and would like to develop in the next months? Is it innovative, with a positive impact on communities and/or the planet? If so, try to be one of the 100 startuppers of the year 2024!

The Startupper of the year Challenge by TotalEnergies is back in 32 African countries for a special edition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Company!

The aim of this 4th edition is to support and encourage young African entrepreneurs to innovate and bring their projects to reality in their country of application.

3 Categories

  • Inno’Up: To reward the best entrepreneurs, should they own a startup of less than three years or come with a mature business idea.
  • Cycle’Up: To reward startup or business ideas exemplifying the principle of circular economy.
  • Power’Up: To reward startups or business ideas which aim to promote, create, produce or use sustainable and affordable energies.
  • Become one of the 100 Startuppers of the year by TotalEnergies, rewarded among one of the categories.
    • 1 Winner per category will be rewarded in each participating country
    • 4 additional Winners will be selected by an international jury in the Power’Up category

Rewards and Benefits of the 100 Startuppers of the year

  • Financial Support: To support the development of your startup or business idea.
  • Media Visibility: To highlight the winners and their startup/business idea in the media, with a dedicated local communication plan.
  • Coaching: To support the winners in a personalized way, depending on the maturity of the startup/idea and their needs.
  • 100 Startuppers Event: To take part in a major entrepreneurial event and connect with key players in the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Who can participate?

  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old (born between May 1, 1988 and April 30, 2006)
  • You must be a resident of the country where you apply
  • You must have:
    • A Startup: Under 3 years old with a registration in the application country no earlier than April 30, 2020
    • A Business Idea: Which could be developed a few months after the challenge

For more information, visit TotalEnergies.

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