Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies Edition 4

The application phase is closed. You can now discover the eligible projects and vote for up to three of them in each category in the country of your choice.


  • Business creation project
  • Startup under 3 years old

Until July 24th, support the projects you like most with a "LIKE" on the platform! ❀ This step will help to establish a first ranking of the 100 best projects per country.

 

The projects are waiting for you. On your clicks, ready, like! 🚀

To discover the projects, click on one of the two categories below and select the country of your choice.


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.

Are you owning a startup less than 3 years old or pioneering with a business idea to develop? If so, the challenge is for you!

All business creation project holders and owners of startups under 3 years old with a positive impact on their communities and/or the planet can participate!

The challenge is open to young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35.

The call for projects is open from April, 30 to June, 18!

Angola has its dedicated competition, click here to join!

32 participating countries

  • North Africa
    • Morocco
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Tunisia
  • West Africa
    • Ivory Coast
    • Senegal
    • Guinea Conakry
    • Burkina Faso
    • Nigeria
    • Ghana
    • Togo
  • Central Africa
    • Gabon
    • Cameroon
    • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Congo Brazzaville
    • Equatorial Guinea
  • East Africa & Indian Ocean
    • Uganda
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
    • Ethiopia
    • Eritrea
    • Mauritius
    • Madagascar
    • Mayotte
    • La RĂ©union
  • Southern Africa
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Mozambique
    • Angola
    • Namibia
    • Malawi
    • South Africa
 

Who can participate?

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You must be between 18 and 35 years old (born between May 1, 1988 and April 30, 2006)

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You must be a resident of the country where you apply 

You must have:

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A STARTUP

Under 3 years old with a registration in the application country no earlier than April 30, 2021

OR
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A BUSINESS IDEA

Which could be developed a few months after the challenge

3 Categories

Become one of the 100 Startuppers of the year by TotalEnergies, rewarded among one of our category.

  • 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

Innov’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.

Discover the rewards and benefits of the 100 Startuppers of the year:

To support the development of your startup or business idea.

To highlight the winners and their startup/business idea in the media, with a dedicated local communication plan.

To support the winners in a personalized way, depending on the maturity of the startup/idea and their needs.

To take part in a major entrepreneurial event and connect with key players in the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

To learn more about the rewards and benefits, you can review the competition rules after signing up on the platform. The rules are available for each country's specific challenge.

 
 

4 evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated according to 4 selection criteria (select on the criteria to learn more):

In 2015, the United Nations and its Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which forge a reference framework for 2030 to address the global challenges of poverty, environmental protection, peace and prosperity. TotalEnergies committed in 2016 to help achieve the SDGs and to structure its responsible development approach and make a significant contribution to this collective effort. Thus, aware of the importance of these issues, your project or startup should meet one or more of these objectives.

4 evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated according to 4 selection criteria, check our criteria to learn more:

In 2015, the United Nations and its Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which forge a reference framework for 2030 to address the global challenges of poverty, environmental protection, peace and prosperity. TotalEnergies committed in 2016 to help achieve the SDGs and to structure its responsible development approach and make a significant contribution to this collective effort. Thus, aware of the importance of these issues, your project or startup should meet one or more of these objectives.

Please visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals for more information.

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Sustainable Development

Your project is contributing, at its own level, to at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Innovative Character

Innovation is at the heart of your project. Your solution should be creative and original.
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Feasibility and Development Potential

Your project should be feasible with a clear plan for development and potential for impact.
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Gender Equality

Gender equality should be a consideration in your project, promoting inclusivity and diversity.

The Different Phases of the Challenge

Discover the African Grand Winners of the Third Edition

 

Discover the TOP 3 per country

Click on one of the countries below:

  • North Africa
  • West Africa
  • Central Africa
  • East Africa
  • Southern Africa