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Deadline: 31 January 2016 | Apply here
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Eligibility: The contestant must be a citizen of the country where its application is submitted in order to create or develop its project there.

A Unique opportunity for Start-Ups!

Do you want to create a business or develop one that is less than two years old? Are you under the age of 35? 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!

In Africa as everywhere, many young people aspire to start their own business and build a brighter future, which is why Startupper of the year by Total challenge has been created.

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

The Startupper of the Year challenge by total is inviting young candidates from selected African countries who are currently preparing a business plan or are in the early stages of creating their own business. 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, they encourage you to participate.

In each of the 34 countries in which the “Startupper of the Year by Total” contest will be held, a jury of businesspeople led by a chairman will be created. It will have at least 10 members, including the CEOs of Total’s affiliates in the country. The jury will include managers from national and international companies drawn from a wide variety of business sectors (banking, finance, industry, service, etc.), representatives of public and semipublic organizations, officials from institutions, officials from national and international organizations and/or recognized experts and analysts.

Eligible 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, Zimbabwe.

Award Information

  • To get their business project off the ground or develop a business less than two years old, each winner of the “Startupper of the year by Total” challenge will receive individual coaching.
  • On completion of the coaching, Total will also provide financial support for their project.

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