STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL - [GHANA]

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 CHALLENGE

EDITION 2015-2016

The first Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held in 2015-2016, involved 34 African countries. It aimed to encourage social entrepreneurship and help under-35-year-olds develop their concepts or start-ups less than 2 years old.

More than 11,000 applications were received; 6,642 met requirements and were examined. They covered a wide variety of areas, from health and e-business to education and more.

The 102 winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total award were provided with three types of support by Total in their country: financing, coaching and media promotion.

We are pleased to share some of their success stories:





GiftedMom Project: A mobile app to provide health information and provide emergency consultations for pregnant women and new mothers.

Founded by Alain Nteff - Cameroon


"The Challenge was a wonderful opportunity for us to get our message out and increase the number of subscribers to our service. It gave us a lot of national and international exposure. An advertising campaign strengthened our image. And thanks to the award, venture capitalists that might invest in the start-up have contacted us."





 

BioAbundance Project: Recycling agricultural waste by producing biomass briquettes.

Founded by Astou Ndiaye Fall - Senegal


"The Challenge came at the right time for us. It let us present our project to a jury of specialists well acquainted with the subject. We want to recycle agricultural waste and in doing so help diversify our country's energy mix. Like Total, we want to work to achieve better energy. Being named Startupper of the Year here in Senegal gave us enormous exposure. It also helped us a lot with networking, so we could meet people in the renewables sector, and gave us real credibility. The technical and managerial support will move us forward."



 


Fitco Technology: Table-top gas (LPG) stoves.

Founded by Owosho Opeyemi – Nigeria


"The Challenge's publicity and visibility were incredible. I'd been trying without success to get a loan from a local bank for months. Now they're finally listening to me, because they've heard and read on the Internet that we'd won an award from Total. Plus, the jury's chairwoman was also the Chair of FirstBank’s Board of Directors. She is highly respected here in Nigeria. And now she talks about us at conferences she attends! It's amazing."



 



Sun City Energy: Mobile solar pumps to supply small farmers with energy for their irrigation systems.

Founded by Ahmed Abbas – Egypt


"I thought the Challenge would be just another start-up contest where you only have a few minutes to pitch your idea. Actually, Total gave me time to present my product, and the jury, which was quite diverse, really delved into the project's technical and financial details, asking very specific questions. With the financing we've received, we're going to be able to finalize the prototype and bring the product to market without risking our personal savings. The enthusiasm and passion of Total's teams were fascinating to me. A mentor from the company will now coach and support us and we have a free place to work. All this will help us a lot."



THE 102 WINNERS FOR EDITION 2015-2016 ARE



Algérie
Nassim
Messaoudene

DzCasse

Algérie
Islem
Foura

Urbiiz

Algérie
Samia
Khedim

IdeeOH

Angola
Eugénio
Soares

Chegou a Minha Vez

Angola
Lopo
Santos

Twendy - Empresa de Turismo Nacional

Angola
MTume
De Lemos

SoftTechnologies, Lda.

Burkina Faso
Blimpo Bertrand
Onadja

Centre de Valorisation Energétique des Dechets papiers/cartons : CEVED.

Burkina Faso
Kolsouro Ernest
SANOU

Green Energy Challenge

Burkina Faso
Benjamin
PURYILE MEDAH

Le projet sera conduit à travers la mise en place d’une ferme dénommée Ferme Agri-Piscicole de Samandeni (FAPIS).

Cameroun
Alain
Nteff

GiftedMom

Cameroun
Olivier Guillaume
Madiba

Kiro’o Games

Cameroun
SERGE
POUEME

CAMIDUS LAND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CLIS)

Congo
Krishné
Sapoulou

Day Enterprise (initialement Day Corporation)

Congo
Jacket
DEMBY'S

malamu'

Congo
Rachetée Rachel
KOMBELA

Richel food

Côté d'Ivoire
Caroline
Hien

Carol's Confiture - fait maison

Côté d'Ivoire
N'GUESSAN JEAN RAYMOND
YEBOUE

E-SOUKLOU

Côté d'Ivoire
Marie Paule stephanie
Quoioh

ARCHIVES EXPERT

Egypte
Ahmed
Abbas

Sun City Energy

Egypte
Ahmed
Elkeiey

Tech for Cause

Egypte
Amena
ElSaie

www.helmegypt.org

Ethiopie
Kaledawit
Esmelealem

Kale Electronics manufacturing company

Ethiopie
Biniyam
Kebede

Winsol Green Power engineering PLC

Ethiopie
Henok
Wendirad

Mak-Addis Tutors

Gabon
Boris
ABESSOLO

INCINEX

Gabon
Aubin
NGOUA

Solar Box Gabon

Gabon
Edouard Claude
GNIAGOGNIENIE OUSSOU

 

Ghana
Joshua
Ayinbora

JE&F Company Limited

Ghana
Salma
Abdulai

Unique Quality Product Enterprise

Ghana
EUNICE
OWUSU-KARIKARI

E-JUICE COMPANY LTD

Guinée équatoriale
JOSE A.
MOMO CHEMA

Globisco

Guinée équatoriale
Consuelo
Dougan Chaffer

EG Galleria S.L.

Guinée équatoriale
elvira
nsibi eneme

 

Guinée
Alpha
DIALLO

Alpha Diagnostics Formation Conseil (A.D.F.C)

Guinée
Samba sory
Camara

Agropastoral Business Kinyaya

Guinée
Camara
Mariama

Maiagriko

Kenya
Samuel
Rigu

Safi Organics Limited

Kenya
Susan
Okioma

JSIL Space Solutions

Kenya
Kevin
Mureithi

ECO BLOCKS AND TILES

Madagascar
Andrianina
Ratsimbazafy

Liberty Shoes

Madagascar
Andriatina
RATOVONDRAHONA

Ampalia

Madagascar
Rinasoa
RAHELIVOLOLOMALALA

CONCRETE

Malawi
Stephen
Chiunjira

Our World International

Malawi
Mixon
Faluweki

Padoko

Malawi
Benedicto Benson
LONGWE

NDAGHA SUSTAINABLE FOODS

Mali
Ousmane Natha
DIARRA

BISUGU

Mali
Korotoumou
Sidibe

Timia (Goût en langue Bambara)

Mali
Ladji
FAINKE

KOOLFARMER

Ile Maurice
Gajadhursing
Harbilass

Luz ltd

Ile Maurice
Karen
Yvon

Keda

Ile Maurice
Jessan Kumar
Persand

Persand Jessan kumar

Mauritanie
Ibrahima
Diop

Job Tékki Group « «JTG »

Mauritanie
Bocar
KANE

IPTVMr

Mauritanie
Papa kadé
Camara

Papa kadé Camara

Mozambique
Titos
Munhequete

IZYSHOP

Mozambique
Emidio
Matlombe

Greenpoint Tecnhology and Inovation

Mozambique
Langa
Hassane

Langa H.

Namibie
Collin Nico
Uirab

Loc8

Namibie
Peter
Tshithigona

Adme SMS

Namibie
John
Lush

Agricycle Namibia

Niger
ABDOULKADER
MAMADOU LAMINE

E3D Niger

Niger
Daouda
HAMADOU

NOVATECH

Niger
BOUBACAR
Mounkaila Kindo

Centre de Production de Commercialisation et de Formation en Maraichage (CPCFM)

Rep. Congo
Esaie
LUPEPELE

Eteyelo Services

Rep. Congo
Marina Eunice
Hamisi

WasteWise

Rep. Congo
frederic
muhashirwa

Rafiki Agri

France
Clément
FILISETTI

Qweety Inc.

France
Samuel
Maillot

Free Race connect concept

France
Benjamin
Clément

Balades-Créatives SAS

Sénégal
Astou
Ndiaye

BIOABONDANCE

Sénégal
MEDOUNE GAYE
SARR

Senegalaise de Transformation des Produits locaux

Sénégal
Mondoukpè Gracias
KEDOTE

SEKHMET

Afrique du sud
Bathabile
Mpofu

Nkazimulo Applied Sciences

Afrique du sud
Themba
Sehawu

Senovate

Afrique du sud
Oyena
Gwebityala

ConnectMed

Tanzanie
IDDI
KALEMBO

MOBILE PHOTO SERVICE

Tanzanie
Mercy
Kitomari

NELWA'S GELATO

Tanzanie
KRANTZ
MWANTEPELE

ROGECH ANIMATION & VISUAL EFFECTS

Tchad
BANYO
Alexandre

Bâtis Services

Tchad
Ramadingué
Guirbaye

BioPanneaux

Tchad
Didier
Lalaye

Mobile Health

Togo
Dodzi
AGLAGO

Laboratoire scientifique mobile, MOBILELABO

Togo
kodjo toussaint
KOULEKPO

G.I.T ( Groupe d'Innovation Technologique)

Togo
Kokou Mawulikplimi
ADJEYI

ImoLab

Tunisie
khaled
bouchocuha

IRIS Technologies

Tunisie
Sofiane
Chaieb

Incept

Tunisie
Mohamed
Kharrat

Compi Technology

Uganda
Samuel
Malinga

Sanitation Africa Limited

Uganda
Gloria
Nakyejwe Kalyango

ECO-TECHNOLOGIES

Uganda
ARTHUR
WONIALA

Production of Biogas for Cooking, Electricity and running small SI (Spark Ignition) Engines in rural areas.

Zambie
Andrew
Nguvu

Kasumbi Pure Poultry (Kasumbi)

Zambie
Mwila
Lwando

Live Clean Initiatives

Zambie
Andrew
Musona

Fish Living Enterprise

Zimbabwe
Mkhululi
Ncube

CAN-DO

Zimbabwe
Musaida Mercy
Manyuchi

InstiBriquettes

Zimbabwe
Tawanda
Chikosi

Road Rules

Maroc
Omar
Kadiri

LIK

Maroc
Amine
Dehbaoui

FlexTick

Maroc
Omar
TANTAOUI EL ARAKI

ALLO OUSTAD

Nigéria
OPEYEMI
OWOSHO

Fitco Tech Integrated venture

Nigéria
Uzoma
Eleke

Zeta Prime Alternative Technologies (Zeta)

Nigéria
Emeka
Nwachinemere

Kitovu