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

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

Startupper 2018

The process of shortlisting the entries submitted to the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Nigeria has been completed. The following 15 candidates have been shortlisted for the final:

  1. Amoo Rebecca, Eliminating Post-Harvest Waste
  2. Ayegba Victor, Unique Multiaxial Enterprise
  3. Ezenwere Emmanuel Arone, Aerial logistics
  4. Hanson Anietie, Saint Hanson HealthCare
  5. Ijir Aondosoo, My Waste, My Energy
  6. Izah Nelson, WorkLoad NG
  7. Momoh AbdulJabbar, AMPZ
  8. Nwakanma Obiageriaku Agatha, Tripp
  9. Nwose Kingsley, Bewla
  10. Obaoye Justus, Carido Automobile Service Tech  
  11. Ogunbanjo Olumide, AgroData Network
  12. Okoroafor Chukwudifu, Drone/UAV Services
  13. Olatunde Victor, Fortified Foods Initiatives
  14. Omotosho Oghenekevwe, I Sabi Work
  15. Orok David, Multi-Dro 311

Their projects were selected out of more than 5,212 entries, through a questionnaire and a “Share for Likes” voting phase, before being reviewed by social business professionals.

The 15 finalists will receive coaching over two days before pitching their projects to the local jury, made up of:

  • Ayodeji Megbope, CEO, No Left overs
  • Bayo Rotimi, CEO Quest Advisory Services Limited
  • Etop Ikpe, CEO Cars45
  • Mosunmola Abudu, CEO/Founder EbonyLife TV
  • Nasir Yammama, CEO/Founder Verdant AgriTech Limited
  • Obinna Ralph Ekezie, CEO/Founder
  • Yewande Zaccheaus, CEO/Founder Eventful Ltd

When the final selection process closes on the 12th of February 2019, the jury will announce the names of the three winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Nigeria. These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to N6miilion personalized support and coaching from Total Nigeria 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 on the 13th of February, 2019. 

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.

The complete list of finalists and the rules for the contest are available on the dedicated website:

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.