TOTAL Nigeria Plc and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria have launched the “Startupper of the year by Total” challenge.
This initiative, which is simultaneously organised by the Total Group in 34 countries in Africa, aims to identify, reward and provide support to the best business creation and business development projects under two years of existence in Nigeria.
According to the company, the winning projects will be granted the “Startupper of the year 2016 by Total” label, as well as financial assistance and a coaching from Total Nigeria Plc and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria.
A jury of professionals will pre-select up to ten of the best submitted projects in Nigeria based on specific criteria, which include innovation, originality, audacity and potential to impact on socio-economic development of the Nigerian society and its people.
The company said that the list of finalists will be published on the website by February 28, 2016.
It stated: “After candidates’ defence which will take place by March 15, 2016, the jury will choose the best projects (up to three) and the results will be announced during the awards ceremony.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
- Participants must be Under 35 years.
- Individuals who want to create a business or develop one that is less than two years old
Total is interested in all your projects, regardless of the type of business or activity, as long as they share the characteristics common to creative start-ups: innovation, competitiveness, growth boosting and job creation.
*Note: The contestant must be a citizen of the country where its application is submitted in order to create or develop its project there. Only one application by contestant is admitted.
To enter, you are required to create your profile and provide the required information online. To support, justify and illustrate your project, you can attach as many documents as you wish to your application, including:
- your résumé,
- your business plan,
- your financing plan,
- your partnership strategy,
- an executive summary,
- a marketing brochure,
- your logo,
- your graphic standards,
- and/or a photo or video presentation, etc.
MAXIMIZE YOUR CHANCES!
Be clear, concise and efficient. Demonstrate your thoroughness, precision, knowledge and desire to be an entrepreneur.
“Startupper of the year by Total”jury will evaluate the innovativeness, boldness and originality of your project, along with its social and economic impact, feasibility, sustainability and potential in terms of growth, development and employment.
To boost your score, don’t overlook anything.
APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2016.
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