Total Ghana has announced 16 finalists in the Startupper of the Year Challenge.
The process of shortlisting the entries submitted to the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana has been completed.
The projects were selected out of more than 1197 entries, through a questionnaire and a “Share for Likes” voting phase, before being reviewed by social business professionals.
The 16 finalists will pitch their projects on 8th February 2019. They will receive coaching before presenting to a local jury.
When the final selection process closes on 8th February 2019, the jury will announce the names of the three winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana on 1st March 2019 during a celebration event.
These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to GH¢90,000 for 1st winner; GH¢ 54,000 for 2nd winner, GH¢36,000 for 3rd winner; personalized support and coaching from Total Petroleum Ghana Limited 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 — 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.