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Total Petroleum Ghana Limited Announces the Winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge

After the jury of local experts selected the winners of the 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana, they were presented with their awards at an official ceremony held on 1st March 2019 at Accra Marriott Hotel.

The three winners of the Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge in Ghana are:

  • Eunice Kloe, Bidigreen, Project Bidigreen solves the problem of deforestation in rural urban communities. It is charcoal produced from crop waste. It burns 2 to 3 times longer, it is smokeless and is produced in 2hours as against 2weeks for the other methods. 
  • Naomi Boachie-Yiadom, WESHEA Growth Project, the purpose of WESHEA Growth Project is to plant their ingredients in their own farm to ensure quality, develop a natural makeup collection and launch a marketing campaign that will make WESHEA the world’s most prestigious African cosmetic brand. 
  • Alice Amoako, Autism Aid App, the AUTISM AID APP is an android app that enhances social inclusion for children with Autism through promoting Autism awareness, providing a communication learning tool for the children and serve as a helpline system that provides healthcare for the kids.

These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support of up to GhC 90,000 for the first prize to develop their project. They will also receive personalized support and coaching from local business leaders, and a communications campaign to publicize their project.

The winner of the Top Female Entrepreneur award, a new addition to the 2018-2019 Challenge to support women in business, is: 

  • Eunice Kloe, Bidigreen, Project Bidigreen solves the problem of deforestation in rural urban communities. It is charcoal produced from crop waste. It burns 2 to 3 times longer, it is smokeless and is produced in 2hours as against 2weeks for the other methods.

The 2018-2019 Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge, held simultaneously in 55 countries1 — 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 second Startupper of the Year by Total Challenge received nearly 50,000 entries, of which more than 15,000 were fully completed. In all, 825 finalists presented their projects to a jury of experts, with 165 winning prizes.

The first prize winner in each country will see their project presented to the international grand juries that will pick the six Grand Winners from all 55 countries.

 


1 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, Mauritius, Mauritania, 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.

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