12/02/2019 Press release

TOTAL PARCO Announces the Names of the 15 Finalists in the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge

Lahore, February 12th, 2019 

Energizing Your Ideas!

The process of shortlisting the entries submitted to the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Pakistan has been completed. The following 15 candidates had been shortlisted for the final (alphabetical order):

  • Ammar Ali Ayub, Nearpeer.org
  • Aneeqa Ali, The Mad Hatters
  • Asma Rasheed, Busy Fingers
  • Bisma Asif, Reuse of Organic Waste
  • Fareed Shahid, Off-Grid Energy Access
  • Muhammad Munir, Aab Device
  • Muhammad Usman, Improve the Social Manners
  • Ozaal Muhammad Zesh Allah, ClassNotes
  • Sarah Tareen, DELIVETREE
  • Suman Valeecha, ACTCEPT
  • Syed Muhammad Mansoor Aamir, STEM for Girls in Rural Areas
  • Taimoor Humayun, Harnessing the Energy of Canal
  • Taley Muhammad, [email protected]
  • Tayyaba Younas, HELSE
  • Uzair Ali, Energy from Trash

The projects were selected out of more than 1025 entries, through a questionnaire and a “Share for Likes” voting phase, before being reviewed by social business professionals.

The 15 finalists pitched their projects over two days. They received coaching before presenting to the local jury, made up of:

  • Mr. Olivier Sabrie,CEO - TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Limited
  • Ms. Naila Malick,VP Corporate - TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Limited
  • Mr. Kamran Ilyas,VP Internal Audit, Control & Compliance -TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Limited
  • Mr. Abrar Ahmad  Mir, Habib Bank Limited, Chief Innovation & Financial Inclusion Officer
  • Ms. Amina Nadim, Kualitatem, Head of Marketing.
  • Mr. Junaid Malik, Creative Bugs, Chief Executive Officer
  • Ms. Madiha Parvez, Telenor Pakistan, Head of Digital Accelerator
  • Ms. Salwa Akhtar, National Incubator Center Lahore, Manager Knowledge & Development

When the final selection process closes on February 20th 2019, the jury will announce the names of the three winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Pakistan. These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to PKR 1,800,000 (Pak Rupees One Million Eight Hundred Thousand), personalize support and coaching from TOTAL PARCO Pakistan Ltd and a communications campaign to publicize their project. There will also be a Top Female Entrepreneur award for one of the finalists to support her project. The prizes will be awarded at an official ceremony. 

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held simultaneously in 55 countries[1] — 37 of which are in Africa, 11 in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region, 4 in the Americas, and 3 in Europe — reaffirms Total’s commitment to social and economic development in host countries worldwide. By helping innovative young entrepreneurs to realize their projects, the Challenge strengthens the local social fabric.

The complete list of finalists and the rules for the contest are available on the dedicated website: https://startupper-of-the-year-challenge.total.com/ro/challenges/pakistan?lang=en

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 major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

 

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[1] Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, 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.