12/10/2018 Press release

Launch of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Almost 60 Countries

Karachi, 9th October-2018

Energizing Your Ideas!

Following the success of the first Startupper of the Year Challenge, held in 2015 in more than 30 African countries, Total is bringing it back in 2018, this time in almost 60 countries worldwide.

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge will support and reward young local entrepreneurs in any business sector with a project or business less than two years old.In each participating country[1], a local jury comprised of experts from Total, specialists from incubators and accelerators, business leaders and local community stakeholders will select three winners.

The projects will be assessed based on their:

  • Innovative nature.
  • Social and community impact.
  • Feasibility and development potential.

Each winner will be awarded the “Startupper of the Year by Total” label and receive financial support, plus professional coaching and extensive publicity to advertise their project.

New this year: To support women entrepreneurs, the jury will also designate a Top Female Entrepreneur in each country.This special award, which is in addition to the other awards, is Total’s way of encouraging more women to take part in the Challenge.

A grand jury will meet subsequently to select six overall Grand Winners from among the first-prize winners in each country.

More than just a business challenge, the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge also reaffirms Total’s commitment to capacity building in the countries where it operates, worldwide. By helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric.

Registration opens on October 9 at http://startupper.total.com/.Candidates will have until November 13 to submit their applications.

 

About Total PARCO

Total PARCO Pakistan Ltd (Total PARCO) is a joint venture between Total S.A and PAK ARAB REFINERY LTD (PARCO) which is a fully integrated energy company. Along with petroleum, they successfully own a complete range of automotive and industrial lubricants catering to the diversified needs of customers across various industries and social groups nationwide. Total Parco Pakistan Limited is committed to human development, quality, reliability and operational safety for its employees, contractors and business partners.

About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, a major player in low-carbon energies. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

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[1]Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, CzechRepublic, DominicanRepublic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, IvoryCoast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique,  Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For France, only New Caledonia, Mayotte, French Polynesia and Reunion Island are concerned.