100 African entrepreneurs will be rewarded

100 African entrepreneurs will be rewarded
100 African entrepreneurs will be rewarded

One hundred African entrepreneurs will be rewarded during the 4th edition of the Startupper Challenge of the year by TotalEnergies, on the occasion of the company’s 100th anniversary

“After the success of the three previous editions, TotalEnergies is launching a new edition of the Startupper of the Year Challenge, in 32 African countries. A special edition organized as part of the company’s centenary which will reward 100 entrepreneurs, across the continent, through three prize categories,” TotalEnergies indicates in a press release.

365 winners since 2015

This new edition allows TotalEnergies to reaffirm its desire to promote innovation and entrepreneurship as well as its support for the socio-economic development of the countries in which the company is established in Africa, the press release continues. And note that thanks to the support provided to the most innovative entrepreneurs in carrying out their project, the challenge indeed contributes to strengthening the local social fabric. Since 2015, 365 winners have been rewarded and supported around the world from more than 40,000 applications received.

For the 2024/2025 edition of the challenge, TotalEnergies will support and reward young entrepreneurs residing in Morocco aged 18 to 35 and having a business creation project or a startup less than three years old, whatever or the sector of activity.

Four additional projects selected from the “Power’Up” category

A local jury made up of experts, people from the world of startups, business managers, local sustainable development stakeholders and representatives of TotalEnergies Marketing Maroc, will select three winners. This is the “Innov’Up” winner for the best entrepreneur, the “Cycle’Up” winner for the best project concerning the circular economy and the winner or the “Power’Up” winner for the best project concerning sustainable and affordable energy.

Four additional projects will be selected by an international jury in the “Power’Up” category. All of the projects presented will be evaluated based on four criteria, namely the response to sustainable development issues, the innovative nature, the feasibility and development potential, as well as respect for gender equality and inclusion of women in the project.

Each winner will become “Startupper of the Year by TotalEnergies” and will benefit from a financial grant in the amount of 76,227.38 dirhams, approximately 7,100 euros, personalized support and dedicated communication to give visibility to his project. In addition, the winners will have the opportunity to fly the colors of their project during a celebration event, the details of which will be specified later.

Registrations are open from April 30, 2024 and accessible directly online on the site “http://startupper.totalenergies.com”. Candidates will have until June 18, 2024 to complete their application.

By WritingEditorial Committee

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