TOTAL StartUpper Challenge for Entrepreneurs WorldWide (National & Regional Winners)

StartUpper Of The Year By TOTAL Challenge

Contest Offered: Challenge / Ideas
Contest Level: Entrepreneurs / Start Ups
Provider: TOTAL Marketing & Services
Country to Work in: Worldwide

Scholarship Description
Are you a young entrepreneur? Do you have a project you believe in? Is it innovative and does it address a social or community challenge in your country or for your fellow citizens? Register and apply now. You could be the Startupper of the Year!

The StartUpper of the Year aims to support good ideas and projects that help address a widespread problem affecting communities in your country. It could be about providing educational opportunities, reducing child mortality, improving public health, developing access to electricity in rural areas, improving road safety on the roads or building houses with eco-friendly materials — in fact, anything that could make life better in your country.

After the success of the first Startupper of the Year Challenge in 34 African countries, this year’s has been extended to a total of 55 countries around the world. See the first Challenge for Africans here.

Startupper Of The Year By TOTAL Challenge

Anyone can change the world — teenagers or graduates, men or women. As long as you believe in your project and want to make things better, take this opportunity to participate. You could be the next StartUpper of the Year or the Top Female Entrepreneur!

Selection Criteria:
There are 6 selection criteria as follows:
  1. Age: The project or business owner must not be more than 35 years old.
  2. Nationality: The participant must be a citizen of the country where he/she participates.
  3. Project age: The project can be an idea or a start-up created within the last two years. 
  4. Social and community impact: The project should offer a practical way of addressing a public health, safety, education, accessibility or other issue affecting local communities.
  5. Innovation: Innovation isn’t necessarily revolutionary, involving something brand new or a total transformation. It can be incremental as well, improving an existing technology, product or service, or even just the way things are done. 
  6. Potential and feasibility: Projects that demonstrate feasibility and have the potential to benefit a broader public.
Eligible groups
Citizens of 55 countries
(spread across 3 European, 37 African, 11 Asia-Pacific/Middle-East and 4 North & South American countries)

Eligible Projects
Tell us how your project will help more and more people over time, at home or even abroad. Tell us how it empowers people, improves living conditions, and contributes to overall economic well-being.

Number of awards / Scholarship benefits
3 winners from each country will receive financial support, extensive publicity and coaching. From among these 3 winners per country, we will select grand winners by region, who will be offered additional support.

This year, a Top Female Entrepreneur category has been introduced.

Rewards and Benefits are as below:
  • 3 Winners:
    • Financial support
    • Heightened exposure (Media, PR, networking)
    • Coaching
  • 6 Grand Regional Winners:
    • The first-place winner from each country will then compete for one of the six “Grand Regional Winner” awards!
  • Top Female Entrepreneur:
    • Networking
    • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Startup for better energy:
    • Possible partnership with the Total affiliate in the country*
*Optional. Details are specified in the Local Terms & Conditions.

Method of Application
To participate in the 2018 Total Startupper Challenge, you need to visit the official webpage (link to it is below), and scroll down to the 'Almost 60 Countries' section. Then, then click on the continent for the list of participating countries. By clicking the name of the country, you will be directed to your local website to participate. Don't forget you must be a country national to participate!

Last day for submission of entries is 13th November, 2018

Total S.A. (the holding company) is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. Total Marketing & Services belongs to the Total group.

Application Deadline: 13 November 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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