Startupper of the Year Challenge by TotalEnergies

The Grand Jury for the third edition of the Startupper of the Year Challenge has chosen the 3 Grand Winners from the African Continent!

A special prize was also awarded to an original project.

TotalEnergies congratulates its 4 winners!

Click on their photo to access their project.

You can still read about the 98 winners from all participating countries by clicking on the map below. Congratulations to all of them!

The Grand Winners

Best business creation project


Atlas Difae

Best startup under 3 years old

Mathias Charles YABE


Best female

Mary Nyaruai MURIITHI


Special Jury



Discover the winners

Click on one of the countries below:

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

Key figures

34 513


13 885

files submitted

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