Startupper of the Year Challenger by TotalEnergies

We are excited to celebrate the 98 winners of the third edition of Startupper of the Year Challenge!

After the decisive final stage during which the 15 finalists were invited to pitch their project to a local jury, 3 winners were chosen in each country. We congratulate them!

To find out who the lucky winners are, use the map below and click on a country in the legend to discover their projects.

Discover the winners

Click on one of the countries below:

  • North Africa
  • West Africa
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • Southern Africa
Select Country from Africa

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32 African countries took part in the Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies’ 3rd edition! Our aim is to support young entrepreneurs’ that have either a young established startup (under 3 years) or a business creation idea. On top a prize for each of these two categories, we also awarded a best female entrepreneur.

The 3 winners will receive financial support, media visibility and personalised coaching to guide them in developing their project.

This years’ winners were selected according to: their alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals as defined by the United Nations, their innovative character and a feasibility of the project over the coming years.

The different phases of the Challenge