Start-upper of the year is an initiative launched by Total to support young entrepreneurs under 35 from 34 African countries (Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya,Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Guinea, Republic of the Congo, Reunion, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia or Zimbabwe) to support business ideas and projects in any type of business or activity, that are established less than two years ago. A pre-selection phase is foreseen: in each of the 34 African countries a jury from a variety of business sectors will be set-up to evaluate the innovativeness, boldness and originality of the projects, along with their social and economic impact, feasibility, sustainability and potential in terms of growth, development and employment. Ten finalists will then be selected and invited to present their projects to the jury.
The jury will select up to three winners offering them individual coaching and at the end of this period they will also receive financial support for their projects.
The deadline to apply is the 31st of January 2016.
Find out more at this page.Source: INSME