STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL, an opportunity for the young people of Angola

STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL is a contest that comes along with the African continent.

At a time when Africa is striving for inclusive economic and social development, Total, the most African of the all the oil majors creates more opportunities for the future generations.

  • Press conference - Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

    Jury panel – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

  • Miguel Carneiro – Patron, Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL

    Miguel Carneiro – Patron, Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL

  • Edson Veloso – President Jury Panel Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

    Edson Veloso – President Jury Panel, Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

  • Jean-Michel Lavergne – Total E&P Angola General – Jury member, Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL

    Jean-Michel Lavergne – Director Geral Total E&P Angola, Jury Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

  • Jury Panel – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

    Jury panel – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

  • Press Conference Cocktail - Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

    Cocktail – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

  • Press conference Cocktail – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

    Cocktail – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

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  • Press conference Cocktail – Angola STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL challenge

AN AFRICAN CONTEST

The Total group organizes for the first time the challenge STARTUPPER OF YEAR BY TOTAL[1]. This challenge is happening simultaneously in 34 affiliates of the Group in Africa. Organizing a challenge of this kind aimed at Africa proves the strong and long-lasting presence of the Group in the continent.

The challenge STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL is part of Total’s global initiative of supporting the socioeconomic development of all the countries where it operates worldwide. It is a very concrete action launched to locally contribute to the reinforcement of the industrial fabric and to employment, by supporting the most daring and innovative entrepreneurs in realizing their project. This approach targets the emergence of new initiatives, while respecting the Total group values.

At a time when Angola and the other African countries are up-and-coming, the associated challenges are bigger and unusual.

STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL aims at strengthening the tools, conditions and human capital to accomplish these challenges and accompanying the effort and commitment of Local Authorities, a cooperation between partners.

ENERGIZING YOUR IDEA

In Angola the challenge was launched on November 18, 2015 during a press conference held at Total premises, in Luanda. This event was attended by representatives of Angolan companies and institutions: universities, banks, non-governmental associations and other partners of oil business. During the press conference Total E&P Angola General Manager, Jean-Michel Lavergne, presented the Patron – Miguel Carneiro[2] and the jury panel[3], headed by Edson Veloso. This team was selected, at first, to promote and encourage young people to participate and to thoroughly choose the three best projects of STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR 2016 of Angola.

STARTUPPER OF THE YEAR BY TOTAL is exclusively for young people up to 35 years or start-up enterprises less than 2 years old. This challenge aims to identify, reward and accompany projects that are outstanding for innovation, originality, daring and with development potential to improve the living conditions of the population of the country of origin.

The projects will be evaluated by highly professional juries, a panel of experts from different sectors of activity: banking, finance, industry, services, education, public, semi-public and private organizations, leaders of institutions/associations, as well as recognized experts and analysts. The three winners will receive financial support and coaching from Total and partners in this initiative. The jury panel3 is composed of young entrepreneurs and experienced specialists in key areas for the development of the country.


[1]  Applications are opened until January 31st, 2016 (11:00 p.m. GMT) in startupper.total.com.

[2]  The Patron – Miguel Carneiro – Is a daring, determined and committed young professional, between several responsibilities at present he is CEO of Baía de Luanda project.

[3]  The jury panel is headed by Edson Veloso a young entrepreneur on the Angolan market that stands out for its expertise, tenacity, strategic vision and entrepreneurship, as an hobbie he is Manager of FAGE (Fórum Angolano de Jovens Empreendedores – Angolan Forum for Young Entrepreneurs).

 

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