Young entrepreneur this is for you, if you have a project that has been burning within you why not enrol for Total Startupper Challenge 2018-2019 edition.
Aim of Total Startupper Challenge Of The Year
The challenge is aimed at supporting good ideas and projects that help address a widespread problem affecting communities in Nigeria, and other countries around the world.
Some of the problems the challenge aims to solve through your ideas include;
- 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.
All you need do is to present your project in a way that will help more and more people over time, at home or even abroad.
Project your problem-solving ideas in a way that is going to empower people, improves living conditions, and contributes to overall economic well-being.
Total Startupper Challenge believes that 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!”
Total Startupper Challenge Of The Year 2018-2019 Edition
After the success of the first Challenge in 34 African countries, this year’s has been extended to a total of 55 countries around the world.
Advantages of participating:
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.
During the first Challenge, women accounted for almost 25% of the winners, even though they only made up 13% of the applicants. With this special award this year, Total Startupper 2018/2019 edition hopes to give the women entrepreneurs an extra push to take part. It is also aligned with other Total initiatives for women.
Criteria For Selection
6 selection criteria has been set for the registration, they include the following:
- Social and community impact
- Project age
- Potential and feasibility
The project or business owner must not be more than 35 years old.
The participant must be a citizen of the country where he/she participates
The project can be an idea or a start-up created within the last two years.
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
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
Potential and feasibility
Projects that demonstrate feasibility and have the potential to benefit a broader public.
Rewards And Benefits
- Financial support
• Heightened exposure (Media, PR, networking)
How to apply for Total Startupper Challenge Of The Year:
Head straight to the official registration portal of Total Startupper Challenge
If you’re not from Nigeria, go to the list of participating countries to select your country of origin