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TotalEnergies Launches 3rd Edition Of Startupper Of The Year Challenge

TotalEnergies head of HR and Corporate Affairs Charity Ekudu at the launch of the Startupper challenge in Kampala

Following the success of the first two editions, TotalEnergies has relaunched the 3rd edition of the Startupper of the Year Challenge in 32 countries of the African continent. During the previous edition, TotalEnergies Marketing Uganda
Limited rewarded four young entrepreneurs – Arnold Muggaga (Seat pack), Andrew Lema (Easy Matatu), Sylvia Kyomuhendo (Infant health foundation) and Vincent Nemeyimana (SwapAfrica).
Beyond the entrepreneurial spirit, the 3rd edition of the Startupper Challenge of the Year reaffirms TotalEnergies’ commitment to supporting the socio-economic development of the countries in which the Company operates in Africa. It contributes locally to strengthening the social fabric by supporting the most innovative
entrepreneurs in the realization of their projects.
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 less than three years old, regardless of the sector of activity. A local jury made up of experts, people from the world of start-ups, company managers from local sustainable development players and managers from TotalEnergies Marketing Uganda Limited will select three winners in the categories of best business creation project, best startup under 3 years old and best female entrepreneur.
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 winner will be nominated “Startup of the Year by TotalEnergies” and will receive financial support, 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 and 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. Candidates have until December 23, 2021 to submit their application.

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